Journalist Nimalarajan remembered in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 13:46 GMT]
Journalists of Jaffna regional newspapers and Colombo based print and electronic media Tuesday around noon gathered in the Jaffna bus stand and held demonstration demanding the government not to hush up the inquiry into the murder of journalist Mr.Mylwaganam Nimalarajan who was shot dead allegedly by members of a Tamil para-military group four years ago on October 19, 2000. The Jaffna Nimalarajan Foundation (NMJ) organized this event in connection with the fourth death anniversary of late Nimalarajan, which fell on Tuesday, media sources said.
Demonstrators demanded the government to bring all the suspects in the Nimalarajan murder to book without delay and also to ensure security to Tamil medium journalists from intimidation and threat to their lives.
Journalists from Jaffna regional newspapers Uthayan, Namathu Eelanadu, Valampuri and Jaffna Thinakkural and of Colombo based newspapers and electronic media participated in the demonstration, media sources said.
Earlier religious observances were held in temples and churches in the memory of Mr.Nimalarajan.
Later a meeting was held under the auspices of International Thamileelam Students Forum at its office. Mr.V.Thavachchelvam, President of Jaffna District Journalists Association presided.
Mr.Kannan, Forum Head lighted the flame of common sacrifice and followed by several others. Ms Kalaivilizhi hoisted the Thamileelam national flag. Jaffna district deputy political head Mr.Semmanan and several others spoke, media sources said.