Civilians protest outside Jaffna UN office

[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 January 2005, 18:21 GMT]


About two hundred members of the Jaffna District Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Jaffna University Student Union and the Ceylon Tamil Teachers Union Sunday held a protest in front of the UNHCR office in Jaffna town against the decision of the government not to allow the UN Secretary General Mr.Koffi Annan to visit the Tsunami affected north, sources said.




They shouted slogans and holding placards demanding that the government should have allowed Mr.Koffi Annan to visit the Tsunami affected areas in the LTTE held areas in the northeast province.

The protest continued for about half an hour. They dispersed after handing over a memorandum to the resident representative of the UNHCR addressed to Mr.Koffi Annan, sources said

 

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