Thampalakamam residents march in support of TNA

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 March 2004, 01:11 GMT]
Hundreds of villagers including women and children participated in a four km procession in Thampalakamam, Sunday afternoon carrying photographs of the LTTE national leader Mr.Velupillai Pirapaharan and shouting slogans in support of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) candidates, sources said.

Thampalakamam election march
Mr.Sampanthan paying homage to LTTE martyr Black Tiger Subash at the end of procession
Thampalakamam is a traditional Tamil village located about 27 km southwest of the east port town on the Trincomalee-Kandy highway.

The procession which some Tamil activists referred to as mini-Pongu Thamil event (Tamil Resurgence) was organized by the people of Thampalakamam in connection with an election rally held Sunday evening in the village grounds.

The procession including hundreds of bicycles, motorbikes, two wheel and four wheel tractors carrying men and women commenced around 3 p.m. from Hindu Temple at Puddukudiruppu in Thampalakamam.

Former parliamentarians and presently contesting the general election in the Trincomalee district on TNA ticket Mr.R.Sampanthan and Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham along with other candidates went with the procession to the venue of the meeting.

The procession went through Paddimedu, Koodampuli, Puddukudiruppu and Nayanmarthidal in the Thampalakamam village.

Mr.Sampanthan, Mr.Thurairatnesingham and other TNA candidates and LTTE Thampalakamam LTTE political head Mr. Thirumalai spoke at the meeting.

Thampalakamam election march
A section of women with LTTE leader's photo at the TNA election rally in Thampalakamam
Thampalakamam election march
Thampalakam-TNA lead candidate Mr.Sampanthan and other candidates in the procession

Thampalakamam election march
Thampalakamam procession
Thampalakamam election march
Thampalakamam-women carrying LTTE leader photos in two wheel tractor

Thampalakamam election march
A section of women observing two minutes silence to those sacrified their lives in the tamil freedom struggle
Thampalakamam election march
Youth in the procession

Thampalakamam election march


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