Fourth anniversary of Pongu Thamil Declaration held in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 January 2005, 11:26 GMT]
An event to mark the fourth anniversary of the first Tamil Resurgence Movement (Pongu Tamil) was held Monday morning in the Jaffna University premises amid large crowd. A public meeting was also held in the Kailasapathy Auditorium. Mr.C. Ilamparithi, Jaffna district political head of the LTTE delivered the keynote address, sources said.


Ponguthamil Declaration garlanded by Mr. T. Thevarajah, Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce, University of Jaffna.

Professor C.Mohanathas, Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University lit the common flame of sacrifice followed by Mr.C.Ilamparithi, Professor Sivachchandran, Lecturer Mr. Arasaretnam and Mr.N.Paramanathan, Chairman of the Jaffna Humanitarian Agencies Consortium, sources said.

Mr.Kannan, Co-ordinator of the International Students Association of Tamil Eelam (ISATE) lit the Tamil Resurgence Flame and Mr.T.Thevaraja, Head of the faculty of Commerce garlanded the name board, sources said.

Professor Mohanadas laid the foundation for the Maveerar monument, which is to be constructed at the entrance to the university. Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians Ms Pathmini Sithamparanathan, Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam, Mr.S.Gajendran and Mr.K.Sivanesan participated in the event, sources said.


Guests seated at the stage

Mr. C.Ilamparithi, LTTE's Jaffna-District Political Head delivering key-note address

Lecturer Sithamparanathan of Jaffna University speaking at the event held in Kalisapathy auditorium

Mr. S.Gajendran, TNA MP for Jaffna-District and former President of International Thamileelam Students federation addressing the participants

Mr. Kannan, Co-ordinator of the The International Students' Association of Tamil Eelam (ISATE) lit the Tamil Resurgence Flame

Foundation stone for Maveerar monument being laid down by Professor C. Moganathas, Vice Chancellor of Univesity of Jaffna.


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