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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 74

So far 17,903 LTTE cadres have died .

[b]So far 17,903 LTTE cadres have died .[/b]

[b]Colombo, 24 November, ( [/b]The statistics provided by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, reveals that the separatist Tamil rebel outfit of Sri Lanka has so far lost 17,903 of its cadres either killed or died in action, since from 27 November 1982 up to 15 November 2005.

According to the LTTE statistics, out of the total dead cadres 14,908 were males and 3805 were females.

Out of the slain cadres 265 of them belonged to most fearsome Black Tiger suicide squad and the breakdown shows that 79 of them were killed from the LTTE’s Army black Tigers squad and 186 of them were from the Navy Black Tiger suicide squad and out of them 69 of them were female Black Tigers.

From last Monday up to 27th of this month, the week has been already declared as “Heroes Day Week” and the LTTE is making extensive arrangements to celeberate on 26, the birthday of its leader Velupillai Prabakaran and on 27th, the final day of the celebrations where the Prabakaran would deliver his annual Heroes days speech.

LTTE’s Heroes Days are celebrated for the seven days ending November 27, which was the day, the first LTTE cadre Lt. Shankar (Sathianathan) died - on 27 November 1982.

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