The 11th anniversary of the Tsunamy disaster was remembered all over the country. The family members, relatives and friend remembered the victims with their tears wailings, floral tributes and memorial flames.
The commemorations were held in all the districts of the North. The main event was held at Uduthurai Memorial shrine. People in their thousands including the family members, relatives, friends of the victims, politicians, and general public, paid their respects to the victims with tears, flowers, prayers and memorial flowers.
The memorial tower at uduthurai was garlanded by MPs, Sumanthiran, Sritharan, NPC member Sivajilingam, the opposition leader of Point Pedro PS, I.Srirangeswaran and former MP, Pathmini Sithamparanathan.Main memorial flames were lighted by NPC Member S.Sugirthan, Patmini Sithamparanatahan, Sri Rangeswaran and S.Sellaiah. memorial orations were delivered by several people including Sumanthiran and Sritharan.
Memorial events were also held at Thalayadi, Kaddaikadu, Manatkadu and Kudarappu, Jaffna District Secretariat and Sculture studio of sculptor A.V.Anandan sponsored by Centre for Performing Arts and Lions clubof Mallakam and Thellipalai.
Vavuniya: Memorial event for the Tsunami Victims was held at the memorial under the aegis of Poonthottam Narasingavairavar temple. MPs Selvam Adaikalanathan,Sivasakthy Anandan, K.K.musthan, NPC Minister of Health, P.sathiyalingam and the Secretary of TPNF, C.Gopalakrishnan and a large number of people participated in this event.
Mulaitheevu: The memorial event for Tsunami victims was held at the Memorial shrine for the Tsunami victims in the beach of Mulaitheevu town. Vicar General of Jaffna Diocese, Rev.Jebaratnam presided over the event with NPC Minister of Agriculture P.Ainkaranesan, deputy leader of the house, M.antony Jeyanathan, and member T.Raviharan psarticipsted in the event.
Mannar: Led by the District Coordinator for Mannar of the Centre for performing Arts the memorial event was held at the CPA premises in Mannar.NPC Member G.Gunaseelan, IATK Youth League Secretary,V.S.SivaharanDistrict leader of Telo Patrick Vino and former MMC member Ratnasingam Kumaresh participated in this event.
Eastern Province: Memorial events were held at Kalmunai Pandiruppu Natpiddimunai Karaitheevu, Akkaraipattu, Kolavil, Thampiluvil and thirukkovil.Kathamul Kuran special prayers and Thu-aa prayers were held in Muslim areas of Ninthavur, Malikaikadu Sainthamaruthu Kalmunaikudi Maruthamunai.