NE observes fifteenth-death anniversary of 2nd Lt Malathi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 October 2002, 19:48 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Thursday observed the fifteenth death anniversary of 2nd. Lt.Malathi, the first LTTE woman fighter, as the Thamileelam Women Upsurge Day in the Northeast province with rallies, public meetings and other cultural activities.

Malathi anniversary
Mother of a LTTE martyr lights the flame of sacrifice to the portrait of second LT Malathi in Trincomalee.
A procession was held in Trincomalee town Thursday evening. The procession started from St.Joseph’s’ College and ended at Sivankoviladi where a public meeting was held, presided by Ms Yalisai, a LTTE activist. The Trincomalee district Women Political Head of the LTTE, Ms Krishna, hoisted the Thamileelam national flag

The mother of martyr Sankiliyan lit the common flame of sacrifice and the mother of another martyr Dominic Michael lit the flame of sacrifice for second Lt. Malathi.

MsYarlisai in her speech said second Lt. Malathi died fighting the Indian army at Kaithady in Jaffna on 10th October, 1987 fifteen years ago with four other women and two men fighters. Since then the day is being observed as the Thamileelam Women Upsurge day, she said.

Second Lt Malathi not only fought for the liberation of the motherland but also for the freedom of women. Women should work for the development of their society, Yarlisai added. Several others also spoke.

Malathi anniversary
Women in procession through the cutout of second LT Malathi in Trincomalee

 

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