Attempts to celebrate Tiger leader’s birthday and heroes day
Posted on November 26th, 2013

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

The birthday of Prabhakaran falls on 26 Nov. During the hey days of the LTTE, Prabhakaran commemorated his birthday by his much publicised speech  which was made at a ceremony in the North. It was his usual call for a separate state and  claim for Eelam. Then the following day, 27 Nov, was commemorated as the heroes day, as a mark of respect for the LTTE combatants who died. With the end of the war these events were abandoned.

Last year, the TNA and the LTTE acolytes tried to revive the event by instigating the Jaffna university students and LTTE sympathisers to commemorate his birthday and the heroes day. Despite protests, the police prohibited any celebrations and it got washed away. The LTTE is a banned terrorist organisation which caused destruction and carnage for 3 decades and its leadership was wiped out in  2009.  The former spokesman of the LTTE, the TNA, with support from the Tamil diaspora will do anything to rekindle the fire.

The govt should put its foot down and take all measures to prevent any procedures to support these events in the North. Because the TNA has said that it will strongly oppose moves to prevent commemorating heroes day on 27 Nov. The LTTE is a proscribed organisation in many countries. And the govt considers promoting the LTTE in any way is a punishable offence.

Jaffna university students had already been given an extended holiday, after the commonwealth summit, till Dec 2nd. This week, Velvettithurai police had destroyed posters and stickers pasted on walls supporting the Tiger leaders birthday and ‘Heroes’ day. It is the TNA and the Tamil diaspora who are trying to give oxygen to the now defunct LTTE. It had also been reported that steps are taken by the Velvettithurai Council to lay a foundation stone to put up a statue at Thiruvil Park for the Tiger leader, on 26 Nov. Velvettithurai is  Prabhakaran’s birthplace. Any attempt by the TNA and the Tamil diaspora to revive the terrorists should be nipped in the bud. The govt had quite correctly warned that any move to promote or glorify the LTTE is illegal and those involved would be prosecuted.

8 Responses to “Attempts to celebrate Tiger leader’s birthday and heroes day”

  1. helaya Says:

    Why not pass a law prohibiting these activities. Is government sleeping?

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    TNA has already constructed a TALL LTTE monument in VVT by using pradeshiya sabha money!

    The TAMIL magistrate who heard the case against it APPROVED IT! No surprise there. :)

    It is TAMILS IN SL who vote for TNA not the LTTE RUMP.

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    HELAYA !! The law is there, but all these invertibrates in Parliament are dead scared of the TNA AH.

  4. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    HELAYA !! The law is there, but all the invertibrates in Parliament, are dead scared of these TNA AH

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    When the Hindu Tamil leader’s birthday is celebrated in hell, the good SL Buddhist leader’s birthday is celebrated in Bethlahem.


    A special mass was held at the CHURCH OF NATIVITY in Bethlahem where Jesus was born to bless SL and the birthday boy MR a few days ago to celebrate his birthday. It was organised by the SL Embassy in Tel Aviv, SLs in Israel, Palestinian Authority, Israel Defence Forces and the Israeli government.

    (Asiantribune, Israel news, SL guardian)

    Just after Gota met the pope.

    I think the anti-SL resolution and its retaliation anti-Israel resolution at UNHRC is a tit for tat game. First USA brings a resolution against SL and Islamic countries support SL. Then Pakistan brings a resolution against Israel and all countries (except USA) support it. SL and Israel are just table tennis balls.

    IF SL and Israel patch up closer, this STUPID tit for tat table tennis game will end.

  6. Ratanapala Says:

    This is not a matter that should be taken lightly by the GOSL. This tendency of the former LTTE and the LTTE sympathisers must be nipped in the bud. The same measures taken by the victorious World War II powers to prevent any Nazi celebration or remembrance of Hitler should be used to prevent these occurrences. Acts must be promulgated in the Parliament for these, making any such event illegal and to bring the full force of the law agains perpetrators.

    This will be a good test for the GOSL to show that the North and East of Sri Lanka are still ruled from the centre.

  7. Lorenzo Says:


    NOV 24 – China declares no fire zone over disputed islands
    NOV 25 – Japan, USA criticise it
    NOV 26 – USA DELIBERATELY violates it sending 2 B-52 strategic bombers
    NOV 27 – China sends its only aircraft carrier to South China Sea escoted by 4 destroyers

    Hopefully it will end up without a clash. But if violence is needed to defend territory, so be it. China should NOT go to a clash with USA WITHOUT Russia.

  8. Lorenzo Says:

    FIRST EVER SL Buddhist temple has come up in Israel in Tel Aviv.

    Good move by SL. Thanks Israel. Now the uncivilised Saudis should learn to allow other people’s places of worhsip in Saudi.

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