Karuna joins Tharavai Heroes day event

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 November 2002, 01:01 GMT]
Special commander of Batticaloa-Ampara district Karuna, who is also the co-chair of the sub-committee on De-escalation and Normalization formed at the second meeting of the first round of peace talks in Thailand, lit the sacrificial flame at the Heroes day event at the Maaveer cemetary in Tharavai, 70km Northwest of Batticaloa town, held 27 November afternoon.

Karuna at maaveerar dayMore than 25,000 residents of the area participated in the event, sources in Batticaloa said.

Mathana military division, Anparasi military division, Visalakan military division, Vinothan military division, Johnson artillary division, Jeyanthan military division and Mavadi Munmarikkoddam Intelligence division joined in a military parade at the cemetery grounds at 5.30 pm.

At the completion of the parade, Karuna amman, Batticaloa-Ampara military commander Robert, Batticaloa-Ampara military commander of women's division Nilavini, and other commanders including commander Prabha were led into the cemetary accompanied by military band.

Velupillai Pirapaharan's maaveerar day speech commenced at 6.05 pm Tamil Eelam time at the completion of which Karuna lit the flame and paid respects to the war heroes.

While the commemoration song was being recited, parents and relatives of the lit the flames at their fallen sons' and daughters' memorial stones.

The event concluded with an elaborate fireworks display.

Tharavai heroes cemetary

Tharavai commanders and band

Tharavai military parade


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