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The 31st commemoration of LTTE member Thileepan AKA Raasaiya Pratheepan, who died following a fast-unto-death- protest against the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), was held today near the Nallur Kandaswamy Temple, Jaffna under the patronage of Jaffna Mayor.

Political members including members of the Tamil National People’s Front commemorated the ex-LTTEr by placing his photograph at his monument where it was constructed before.

Civilians from Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu and Jaffna participated at the event.

Thileepan initiated fast unto death protest on September 15, 1987, urging the immediate withdrawal of the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) from the country.

During the fast LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, who visited him requested him to abandon the fast. However, Thileepan died as he did not abandon the fast.

When Thileepan died, he was a made a ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ by the LTTE. (Romesh Madushanka)

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  • PC Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:33 AM

    This nonsense must be stopped immediately or else even the biggest murderer in this nation's history, Prabakaran will also be feted soon!

    Siva Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:31 PM

    Oh really! We all know who the biggest murderer is. Forgotten about how many thousands were killed in May 2009 by whom and why there is a UN investigation? What Prabakaran did is nothing compared to this

    Premawathie Thursday, 27 September 2018 02:55 PM

    Siva, you must be off your rocker. How can you compare the actions of a terriost over the space of 30 years, who systematically destroyed the lives and livelihood of the Sri Lankan people, with a democratically elected president who did his best to stop the war? Sadly in war the biggest casualties are among civilians - something VP made damn sure happened, when he sent suicide bombers to Colombo. Shame on you for even comparing the two, you ungrateful goat.

    PC Friday, 28 September 2018 11:08 AM

    It is very clear that Siva

    PC Friday, 28 September 2018 12:51 PM

    DM when editing comments please do it in a way that the sentenced released is understandable.


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