Sri Lankan police deployed forces at the memorial pillar of Thileepan


The Sri Lankan police have been deployed dozens of police officers to arrest the people conducting the tribute ceremony at the memorial pillar of Thileepan in Nallur, Jaffna.

Local reports say that the Sri Lankan police have obtained a court injunction at Jaffna Magistrate Court to ban any commemorative events organized to remember the 34th death anniversary of Thiyagatheepam Thileepan.

Thirty-four years ago, LTTE’s Lt Col. Thiyagatheepam Thileepan began his hunger strike on September 15th at Jaffna’s Nallur Kandaswamy Temple in protest against the failure of the Indian government to honour the pledges made to the Tamil people.

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