Vaiko, pro-Tamil outfits celebrate LTTE chief's birth anniversary

Vaiko, whose MDMK is an ally of the ruling NDA at the Centre, cut a cake in Erode at 7.30 p.m., coinciding with the time of birth of Prabhakaran, his partymen said.

Updated - May 23, 2016 04:29 pm IST

Published - November 26, 2014 07:21 pm IST - Chennai

MDMK chief Vaiko cuts a cake to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of LTTE chief V. Prabakaran in Thennilai village in Karur district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

MDMK chief Vaiko cuts a cake to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of LTTE chief V. Prabakaran in Thennilai village in Karur district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

MDMK chief Vaiko, an ally of the ruling NDA at the Centre, and pro-Tamil outfits on Wednesday celebrated the 60th birth anniversary of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran.

While Vaiko celebrated the birth anniversary of Prabakaran at a village in Tirupur District, Nam Tamilar Katchi chief and film director Seeman cut a cake in the city.

Vaiko cut a cake in Erode at 7.30 p.m.,coinciding with the time of birth of Prabakaran, partymen said.

Vocal pro—Tamil leader Pazha Nedumaran observed the anniversary of Prabakaran, whose outfit is banned in the country, by planting a sapling at Thanjavur.

Other pro-Tamil leaders like Kolathur Mani have issued greetings and messages on the occasion.

Police said several workers of MDMK were detained in Namakkal and Tirupur when they tried to celebrate the birth anniversary at important road junctions of the town without permission.

Prabakaran was killed by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, ending decades of civil war in the island nation.

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