A ‘Maaveerar’ remembrance week began in Jaffna on 21 November with the unveiling of plaques with the names of more than 24,300 LTTE members who died in the war.
It took place near Nallur Kandasamy Kovil and Sivapadam Indrawati, mother of three dead male cadres, did the unveiling in the presence of a gathering that included several Tamil politicians.
The names in the plaques were those who died in fighting between 27 November 1982 and 18 May 2009, correspondents said.
Relatives have been given the opportunity to remember their dead at this location until 27 November, when the remembrance anniversary takes place.
Two separate requests by the police to ban remembrances for dead LTTE members have been rejected by the Mallakam magistrate’s court.
Citing the proscription of the LTTE, Thelippalai and Achchuveli police had made the requests on 20 November.
Magistrate Savitri Sailavan refused to issue such an order, saying remembrances that do not harm national security cannot be banned as remembering the dead was a human rights.