SLFP member makes death threats against leading Tamil politicians for commemorating LTTE fighters

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member, Arun Siddharthan, has made death threats against leading Tamil politicians for paying tribute to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader, V. Prabhakaran, and fallen freedom fighters, during a press conference this week. “We stand against people, such as [Kanagaratnam] Sugash, [Gajen] Ponnambalam, Ananthy Sasitharan, Wigneswaran and Shanakiyan, who outspokenly honour Prabhakaran and LTTE fighters as ‘Maaveerar Gods’,” said Arun. “It is against these people whom we will need to point our guns at,” he added aggressively. சிறிலங்கா ஆளும்கட்சியினர் @...

Maaveerar Naal commemorated in Tamil Nadu

Across Tamil Nadu, thousands of Tamils, including prominent politicians, gathered to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, as Tamils across the world remember those who lost their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation. Commemoration events were held in the Chennai, Kanchi, and Tiruvallur districts. Thol. Thirumavalavan, Founder-President, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, marked the event in Chennai by lighting a candle. Marking the occasion he stated on Twitter: Nov27 #HeroesDay :Our revolutionary salutes to the martyrs who sacrificed themselves in the Eelam liberation struggle. Tigers were crushed...

Brampton city hall lit red and yellow for Maaveerar Naal

The Canadian city of Brampton’s city hall clock tower was lit red and yellow in commemoration of Maaveerar Naal. On Twitter, Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, wrote, “Brampton Remembers” with a photo of a light installation and Karthgaipoo flower at the cities Garden Square centre.

Australian Tamils commemorate Maaveerar Naal

In Sydney, Australia, Australian Tamils gathered to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, as Tamils across the world remember those who lost their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation. Maaveerar Naal - or Great Heroes Day - remembers those who sacrificed their lives and is marked on November 27, in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre, Lt Col. Shankar who died in combat on November 27, 1982.

German Tamils commemorate Maaveerar Naal

Maaveerar Naal Stuttgart, Germany In Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany, hundreds of German Tamils gather to commemorate Maaveerar Naal, as Tamils across the world remember those who lost their lives in the Tamil struggle for liberation. Maaveerar Naal - or Great Heroes Day - remembers those who sacrificed their lives and is marked on November 27, in memory of the first death of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadre, Lt Col. Shankar who died in combat on November 27, 1982. Maaveerar Naal commemorations in Berlin

Maaveerar Naal commemorated across the Tamil homeland

Tamils across the homeland gathered at multiple Thuyilum Illam and places across the North-East to mark Maaveerar Naal under heavy military surveillance and harassment.

Sri Lankan STF arrest Tamil youth for posting photo related to Maaveerar Naal on social media

Sri Lanka's Special Task Force (STF) troops arrested a Tamil youth in Mannar earlier today for posting a photo relating to Maaveerar Naal on his Facebook page. The post allegedly pays tribute to fallen cadres who sacrificed their lives in the Tamil struggle for freedom. The arrest forms part of Sri Lanka's intensifying crackdown on Tamil remembrance activities, particularly Maaveerar Naal. Across the North-East, the state forces have ramped up their presence, disrupting commemoration events. More to follow.

Sri Lanka launches crackdown on Maaveerar Naal

A heavy Sri Lankan military presence blocked mourners across the North, with security forces arresting at least one prominent activist and assaulting a journalist, as a crackdown was launched today whilst Tamils attempted to mark Maaveerar Naal. Despite a flurry of court orders across the North that rejected appeals from the Sri Lankan security forces to block remembrance events, the Sri Lankan military presence was out in full force across the North-East.

Sri Lankan army harass and threaten Mullaitivu traders to open on Maaveerar Naal

Sri Lankan military have been telephoning traders in Mullaitivu and threatening them to open their outlets today as the Tamil nation observes Maaveerar Naal. Armed personnel have stepped up their presence across the district to block any commemoration activites from taking place. Fearing reprisal from the state forces, some traders have opened their shops and continued business as usual. In the lead up to Maaveerar Naal, Sri Lanka's security forces intensified their presence with a series of road block style checkpoints. The army have continued to clamp down on commemoration activites despite...

Tamil nursing student brutally attacked for sending image of cake on LTTE leader's birthday

A Sri Lankan navy nursing student a the Nursing Training College of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital severely attacked a Tamil nursing student for sending a photo of a cake in a Whatsapp group on Friday, coinciding with the LTTE leader’s birthday. The image was sent following Sinhalese navy trainees’ death threats made to the Tamil students at the College earlier this year. On 19 May 2021, a day after Mullaivaikkal Remembrance Day, members of the navy who are also receiving training at the College sent to the Tamil nursing students an image of a Sri Lankan army commander making a beheading signal...

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