Occupied Tamil Eelam mobilised to mark Heroes Day amidst SL military threats

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 November 2017, 23:45 GMT]
Braving various harassments coming from the occupying Sinhala military and the SL Police, the people of occupied Tamil Eelam have fully mobilised to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day (Maaveerar Naa'l) in a big scale for the first time since 2008 in their occupied homeland. One of the first Heroes Cemeteries (Maaveerar thuyilum illam) at Ka'l'lik-kaadu, Nedungkea'ni in Vavuniyaa, which was created by the LTTE during the times of Indian occupation, has been renovated by the people, news sources in Vanni said. Similarly, one of the last Heroes Cemeteries at Iraddai-Mu'l'livaaykkaal, where the war dead Tamil fighters were buried during the final days in 2009, has also been prepared by the people. Red and yellow decorations have been put up at all the locations of Heroes Cemeteries except those being still occupied by the SL military.

Koappaay
People engaged in preparing Heroes Day near occupied Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery in Koappay, Jaffna


Hundreds of additional Sinhala soldiers have been deployed at Koappaay where the occupying Sinhala military has put up its military headquarters for Division 512 with an intention to keep the largest Tamil Eelam Heroes Cemetery in Jaffna away from public access.

On Sunday, SL soldiers were patrolling the streets in Koappaay in Buffel Armoured Personnel Carriers in a threatening manner.

Koappaay
SL military deployed near the vicinity where Heroes Day is scheduled to be held at Koappaay


However, the self-mobilised Heroes Day Facilitating Committee in Koappaay has announced that it would proceed with the commemoration event at a private land situated in front of the desecrated Heroes Cemetery at Koappaay on 27 November.

Koappaay
Koappaay, Jaffna
Heroes Cemetery in Thearaavil, Visuvamadu, decorated
Heroes Cemetery in Thearaavil, Visuvamadu, decorated
People preparing for Heroes Day
People preparing for Heroes Day


People were also marking LTTE Leader V. Pirapaharan's 63rd birth day on Sunday at his house in Valveddiththu’rai, which has been demolished by the occupying Sinhala military.

People and political activists were seen planting trees, putting up red and yellow decorations, posters and honouring the families of the fallen Tamil fighters at various events across the 8 districts of North-East.

LTTE leader Pirapaharan's 63rd  birthday
LTTE leader Pirapaharan's 63rd birthday, marked at Jaffna University
LTTE leader Pirapaharan's 63rd  birthday
LTTE leader Pirapaharan's 63rd  birthday
People marking Pirapaharan's birthday at his childhood house in Valveddiththu'rai. The house has been demolished by the SL military in 2011


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