“I could not even see the face of my son, who was killed in action in the final war. I was anguishing with a heavy heart all theses 7 years. But remembering him, placing his photograph and paying homage to him in the Thuyillumillam at Mulankavil, with several of his relatives today has given me much consolation and satisfaction.” Said an aged Maveerar Mother Atputhampal, who had traveled from Jaffna to Mulankavil to pay homage to her Maveerar son.
During the final war I was in Vavuniya and my sons were fighting in Vanni. When one of my son was killed in action I was sorrowing in being unable to see even his face. My husband passed away after that. I was living with a heavy heart unable to commemorate publicly any of the Maveerars who had been killed in action. I used to be sad that I am unable to remember my son as the Army had destroyed all Thuyillumillams.
My other son said in the morning that we are going to Mulankavil to observe Maveerar day. I really thought that it is one of those cheating he play on me. When he said that several others are going I also joined them even in this old age. I could not believe the scene of several relatives were there to commemorate my son.
Remembering him has given me much satisfaction.I think I can live more days with this thought. I shall leave this world happily if I will be able to go to the spot where he was buried and cry over his grave, she said.