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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Colonel Reggie remembered on his First Death Anniversary

[b]Colonel Reggie remembered on his First Death Anniversary[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 September, ([/b] Colonel Reggie alias Vinayagamoorthy Sivanesathurai one of the founders of TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal and the Commander of the Tamil National Force (TNF), was remembered along with Lieutenant Colonel Thumilan, Captain Mukilan on Tuesday, on their first death anniversary in the Batticaloa district.

The Remembrance Day commenced on Tuesday morning with the singing of the Tamil national anthem, followed by a sport festival in the area controlled by TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, located in the Batticaloa district.

At the commemoration ceremony the national flag was hoisted by Commander Marcan and the oil lamp was lit by Commander Pillayan and Army Training Master Suman garlanded the framed photographs of the departed leaders. Subsequently sports festival was conducted under the leadership of the Commanders Barathi, Sooty, Riyaseelan, Mangalan and Sinnathamby.

Very important leaders of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal and general public from Alankulam, Mathurankulam, ThievuChenai participated in large number in the commemorative celebrations.

Given below is the full text of the statement released by S.Seran, Spokesman for the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal. (The Tamil version of the statement is available on Tamil National Force’s website).

In the past twenty years, the sacrifices made by Colonel Reggie to safeguard our people were innumerable. War hardened Colonel Reggie has fought in a number battlefields. In the early days many were on their feet and walked through the length and breadth of north and east numerous times to keep the two provinces intact and one the most important person out of them was Reggie.

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