People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 November 2019, 23:32 GMT]
The people of occupied Tamil Eelam in the North and East of the island, who face an uncertain future due to the return of Rajapaksa siblings as the rulers from the South, have mobilised to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day with unwavering resolute also this year. There were reports of occupying SL military and the police at Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal in Mullaith-theevu in North and at Champoor in Trincomalee in the East, issuing threats to the volunteers. However, various grassroots organisations along with Tamil national political leaders and parties have engaged in Sramadanam work clearing and decorating the grounds and vicinities of the Heroes cemeteries, which the occupying Sinhala military had razed to the grounds during the previous regime of Rajapaksas.

Maaveerar families
Maaveerar families
Maaveerar families
Senior TELO politician M.K. Shivajilingam said the people were not afraid of the increasing harassments and uncertainty. They were prepared to face the consequences and were determined to proceed with the necessary arrangments for Heroes Day.

The people were also preparing to mark the 65th birthday of Tamil Eelam National Leader Velupillai Pirapaharan on 26 November.

The Heroes Cemeteries at Koappaay, Ellang-ku'lam in Uduppiddi and Kodikaamam are still occupied by the SL military which has put up military bases on the razed Heroes cemeteries. However, activists were making arrangements close to these thuyilum-illams to mark collective remembrance as it was done last year.

Volunteers were actively engaged in clearing the grounds, alternative venues and decorating the places in yellow and red colours at Theeruvil in Valveddith-thu'rai, Koaappaay, Uduppiddi, Kodikaamam, Chaaddi located in Allaippiddi - Veala'nai stretch of Ooraaththu'rai (Kayts) island off Jaffna as well as in the other districts of the Northern and Eastern provinces.

The parents of Tamil Heroes were honoured at various events held in Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districts, reports from Vanni said.

Maaveerar families
Maaveerar families at Pazhai
Maaveerar families
Maaveerar families at Pazhai


Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Vanni-vizhaang-ku'lam, Mullaiththeevu
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Vanni-vizhaang-ku'lam, Mullaiththeevu
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal, Mullaiththeevu
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Mu'l'li-vaaykkaal, Mullaiththeevu
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Koappaay, Jaffna
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Koappaay, Jaffna
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Kanakapuram, Ki'linochchi
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Champoor, Trincomalee
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Maavadi-mun-maari, Batticaloa
Heroes Day 2019 Preparations
Maavadi-mun-maari, Batticaloa


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