In a context where homage being paid all over Tamil Home Land and abroad to “Thiyaga Theepam” Annai Poopathy , an event to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of her heroic death was held in the premises of the Jaffna University, yesterday.
The IPKF which came into the Tamil Homelands, started to destroy the Liberation struggle of the people of Tamil Eelam.
Annai Poopathy commenced a fast unto death struggle on 19th March 1988 at 10.45 a.m., under a Kuruntahai Tree in front of the Mamangeswarar Temple of Batticaloa, demanding that the Indian Government should cease fire and negotiate with the Liberation Tigers.
“The IPKF which came to protect us had transformed into more cruel army than the Sri Lankan Army. We have entered into this struggle with a hope of stopping the mayhem that is being caused by the IPKF. Even after my death the Mothers Front will not back drag the foot ” , said the mother while inaugurating her Fast. Her final breath confluenced with the air of Tamil Eelam at 8.45 a.m. of 18th April 1988 and her sacrifice became the Apex of the contributions by Civilians towards the Liberation Struggle of Tamil Eelam.
The students of the University paid their homage sentimentally to the Photograph of Thiyaga Theepam Annai Poopathy yesterday.