People in their thousands filled up every Maveerar Thuyillumillams in North and Eastern Provinces and flocked to special places abroad, to commemorate the Day of the Maveerars who laid their precious lives for the liberation of them all.
The North and East which were reddened by the blood of Tamil got soaked in tears of the relatives of the lost dear ones.
With up surging sentimental feelings the Maveerar parents, siblings, relatives, former portraits and the concerned public flogged in their thousands to the Maveerar Thuyillumillams yesterday evening to pay they respects to the sacrifices of Maveerars and pay homage to them.
Except for one or two direct violent incidents no untoward incident occurred during the observations.
From 3.30 p.m. onwards people started to move into Maveerar Thuyillumillams and engaged themselves in preparing for the great event. After silent tributes were being paid, the Main flames were lighted exactly at 6.05 p.m. The kins lighted the flames for their dear ones and the Hymn of Maveerar Thuyillumillam was played. It is notable that although thousand people had gathered, solid silence was kept during the duration of the hymn.
Tears flowed from their eyes in mourning of their children. At the end of the Hymn, the Maveerar Thuyillumillams were drowned in the loud wailing and cries of the relatives , friends and people.
Commemorations were held at the Maveerar Thuyillumillams of Kilinochchi/ Kanagapuram, Mulangavil, Jaffna/Kopay, Thenmaradchchi/ Kodikamam, Vamaradchchi East/Uduthurai, Valveddithurai/ Theeruvil, Islands/Chaddy, Mulaitheevu/Muliyawalai, Eraddai Vaikkal, Visuvamadu/Theravil, Vannivilankulam, Vavuniya /Kalikkadu, Mannar/ Pandiviruchchan, Aadkaaddively, Batticalo/Kallady,Tharavai Kanchchikudicharu Vaharai,Mawady Mun Marivembu,and Trincomalee.
Further commemorations were held in public places such as The University of Jaffna, Pasaiyoor beach, Nallur Thiygi Thileepan memorial, Supper Madam/ Pointpedro and offices of the political parties.
It was notable that the Maveerar day was observed sand any political hues. Although direct and indirect threats were leveled by Security Forces and the Police, people participated in the events of Maveerar Thuyillumillams in high spirits and in complete disregard to the threats of the Security Forces and the police.