The 212 anniversary of Vanni King Pandaravanniyan, who bravely fought against foreign invasion during early part of the 19th century was celebrated on Tuesday, at Vavuniya.
This event was organized jointly by the Pandaravanniyan Social Service club and the Vavuniya Town Council in front of the Pandara Vanniyan statue which is located inside the Vavuniya Town Council premises.
Large number of people including the former MPs, newly elected members, Charles, Mrs.Shanthy, Sivamohan the president of the Vavuniya Lawyers union, M.Sittampalam, the Minister of Health, NPC, P.Sathiyalingam, officers of the Vavuniya District Secretariat participated in this event and paid their respects by garlanding the statue of Pandaravanniyan.
Following Pandaravanniyan commemorative Oration and Pandaravanniyan Commemorative event were held in the Town hall with Thamizhmany Ahalangan in the chair. Pandaravanniyan souvenirs were distributed to the participants. Memorial Oration was delivered by journalist Aruna Sellathurai.