Jeevan memorial unveiled in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 December 2002, 15:10 GMT]
Memorial for Lt.Colonel Jeevan and seven LTTE cadres who died in a confrontation with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) last year was ceremoniously opened in Illuppadichenai juntion today at 10.30 am on the day of the first anniversary of their death, sources in Batticaloa said.

The memorial building consisted of a life-size statue of Lt.Colonel Jeevan surrounded by picture frames of the seven fighters who died along with Jeevan.

The unveiling ceremony commenced with a military parade. Leader of Jayanthan brigade, Commander Ram lit the sacrificial lamp and Batticaloa-Ampara district special commander T. Ramesh hoisted the Tamil eelam flag. Nilavini, Batti-Ampara district head of the women's military division, unveiled the statue.

Batticaloa-Ampara head of LTTE political division, Kausalyan and other commanders unveiled the picture frames of the seven LTTE fighters. Batti-Ampara head of the medical division of the LTTE, Dr. Vaman also spoke.

Parents, relatives of martyrs, government officials, workers and residents of Illupadichenai and surrounding villages participated in the ceremony.

Batticaloa Ampara special commander Ramesh hoisting the flag


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