Pirapaharan pays homage to Thileepan on 21st anniversary

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 September 2008, 18:47 GMT]
Velupillai Pirapaharan, the leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) paid homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan on Monday at an undisclosed location in Vanni, when the Tigers commenced to mark the 21st death anniversary of Thileepan's fast to death campaign, according to LTTE officials in Vanni.

LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan
LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan at an undisclosed location in Vanni [Photo: LTTE]


Lt.Col.Thileepan (Rasaiah Parthipan), fasted unto death in a twelve days' campaign putting forward five demands to the Indian government to meet the aspirations of the Tamil people, soon after the signing of the Indo-Sri Lankan agreement in 1987 when the Indian army was in occupation of Jaffna and most parts of the northeast.

Lt. Col. Thileepan began his fasting, without food and water, on 15 September 1987 in front of the Nalloor Kandasamy temple and he passed away on September 26, 1987.

LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan
LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan at an undisclosed location in Vanni [Photo: LTTE]
LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan
LTTE leader paying homage to Lt. Col. Thileepan at an undisclosed location in Vanni [Photo: LTTE]

 

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