Sampanthan to address U.S. Tamil meet

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 02:25 GMT]
Secretary General of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Parliamentary Group leader, R.Sampanthan, is scheduled to address the Annual Convention of the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, Morgan State University, in Baltimore during the 4th July weekend, sources said.

Convention organizer Dr. Arasu Chelliah told TamilNet that Mr.Sampanthan is scheduled to speak on 'Current political climate for Peace in Sri Lanka,' during the Saturday event and that he will also attend another special group meeting Sunday with expatriate Tamils and others with an interest in the current situation in NorthEast of Sri Lanka.

Mr.Sampanthan is also expected to meet with U.S. State Department officials during his stay in Washington D.C.

During the latter part of next week Mr. Sampanthan is scheduled to visit Toronto to attend other meetings and events organized by the Toronto Tamil community, sources from Canada said.

FeTNA, an umbrella Organization of Tamil Sangams in North America, holds its Convention on the Independence day (4 July) weekend every year in different Eastern States of the U.S. Several thousand NorthEast and South Indian Tamils annually attend the convention to see performances from popular Artistes from Tamil Nadu.

FeTNA is dedicated to serve "the Tamil American Community, Promoting Tamil Education, Literary and cultural and supports charitable activities in USA," FeTNA website says of its mission.


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