"Harsini's demise irreparable loss to women liberation"

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 January 2004, 15:49 GMT]
North East Provincial Ministry of Education, Cultural Affairs, Sports and Youth Affairs Saturday said that the untimely death of Trincomalee leading women rights activist Miss Harsini Antonysamy was "an irreparable loss to women liberation movement in the NorthEast province."

Harsini
The funeral of Miss Harsini Antonysamy is scheduled to take place Sunday morning at the Trincomalee Catholic cemetery. Miss Harsini died on Friday and her body was brought to Trincomalee on Saturday, sources said.

Mr.K.Sithambaranathan, Director of the Theatre Action Group and the head of the Fine Arts Department of the Jaffna University with several active members of his group from other parts of the northeast province including, Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and Colombo arrived in Trincomalee to attend the funeral of Miss Harsini.

Harsini has rendered a valuable service in taking forward the struggle of Tamil women against oppression and suppression during the war situation, human rights sources said.

The Trincomalee District Youth Development House in its condolence message said the Tamil women in the NorthEast province will remember Miss Harsini for her valiant struggle against atrocities committed by the state armed forces.


Harsini
Harsini seen fourth from left in the last PonguThamil celebrations (Click on the image for a larger photo)



Theater Action Group said in its condolence message that she has been playing a leading role in support of the oppressed people and against suppression of women rights. She dedicated herself for the struggle of achieving self-determination rights of Tamils in the northeast province, the Group further said.

 

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