The police last night warned that legal action will be taken against anyone who organize public events to celebrate or commemorate Maaveerar Naal (Great Heroes Day) which falls on Friday (November 27).
Despite the threats by Police, posters appeared in the Jaffna peninsula and parts of the north, calling people to celebrate the Maaveerar day.
Posters which said “Let’s commemorate our hero’s”, “Our aim is Tamil Eealam” and others with the late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran’s picture and LTTE flag appeared in several places.
Several banners and posters calling for the people to commemorate the fallen Tamil heroes appeared in the Jaffna University premises as well.
Meanwhile Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member M.K. Sivajilingham had told media that the public have been urged to commemorate slain LTTE members on Friday to mark the LTTE heroes’ week.
He said that anyone has a right to commemorate those killed during the war even if they are LTTE members. Sivajilingam had said that he had urged the public to commemorate the Tamils killed during the war in a peaceful manner without raising the LTTE flag.
During the LTTE’s heyday the Maveerar day and the ensuing hero’s week was celebrated in a grand manner with LTTE military parades and a customary speech by Prabhakaran in which he spelled out the intended path of the organization.