The 32nd annual commemoration of “ Thiyaga Theepam” Thileepan was held all over Tamil Homeland by Tamil people sentimentally all over Tamil Homeland.
The main event was held at the memorial tower in Nallur, where Thileepan sacrificed his life for the freedom of the Tamil People, on five demands. India, supposed to be the home land of Ahimsa was taught a new lesson by Thileepan fighting hunger for 12 days before breathing his last.
People paid their tearful homage to him at the memorial tower.
Commemoration were also reported to had been held at the following venues.
* Point Pedro, Maruthady memorial tower at 10.45 a.m yesterday.
* Kilinochchi – under the aegis of TNA at its KilinochchiDistrict Branch Office Arivaham. Sacrificial flame was lighted at the outset floral tributes were paid. MP, Sritharan, former members of NPC, S.Pasupathypillai,T.Kurukularasa, Members of Pradeshiya Saba, party supporters and public joined in sentimentally in the event.
* Mannar – Leader of the Tamil National Right to Live Movement, V.S. Sivaharan presided over the homage paying event with the participation of several people including religious dignitaries, Social activists, and public.
Mulaitheevu- The commeration was held at the Public Relation office of former NPC member Thurairasa Raviharan located at Kallappadu, Mulaitheevu.