The LTTE Black Tigers were commemorated in the Jaffna university today, the Jaffna media reported.
Commemorating the LTTE is banned in Sri Lanka since the LTTE is listed as a terrorist group.
However Jaffna university students had commemorated the LTTE Black Tigers by lighting candles.
The first Black Tiger was Vallipuram Vasanthan, who drove a small truck laden with explosives into a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp in Nelliady, Jaffna peninsula, on 5 July 1987, killing himself and between 39–100 Sri Lankan soldiers.
Black Tigers were specially selected and trained LTTE cadres whose missions included mounting suicide attacks against military and civilian targets.
Civilian targets included places of worship, ports, airports and assassinations of high-profile Indian and Sri Lankan dignitaries, among them Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa.
From their formation in 1987 until the defeat of the LTTE in 2009, more than 330 Black Tigers made suicide attacks on land and sea, mostly in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)