CFA cannot survive in 'No war No Talks' climate- Elilan

[TamilNet, Thursday, 10 March 2005, 04:27 GMT]
"It is meaningless to observe a ceasefire in the current situation where there is no peace and no peace talks. The deteriorating security climate in the east, and the chaotic political situation plagued by disunity within the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the South that shows no signs of improving, can only hasten Tamils march towards the final solution," said Mr.S.Elilan in his address at the International Women's Day celebrations held Tuesday evening at Trincomalee Cultural hall, sources said.

International Women's Day
Elilan speaking
The Trincomalee District Women Cultural Forum organized the event. Ms Kanmani Ratnavadivel, President of the Forum presided.

At the commencement of the meeting, mother of a martyr lit the flame of sacrifice to the photograph of first women fighter died in the Tamil freedom struggle, Lt.Malathi and mother of another martyr garlanded the photograph, sources said.

Mr.Kanagasabai Thevakadachcham, President of the Trincomalee District Affected Students Fund lit the common flame of sacrifice.

International Women's Day
Ms Kaaronja speaking
Mr.Elilan further said President Chandrika Kumaratunge and her Marxist partner the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) are playing a political drama to drag the issue of finding a political solution to the Tamil question. "We cannot any longer allow the chauvinist forces to decide the fate of Tamils. We are very firm in our stand. We have a clear vision in our next step towards our freedom struggle," said Mr.Elilan.

The JVP is trying to set up illegal Sinhala settlements in our traditional homeland. In the name tsunami victims, the JVP leaders are trying to settle Sinhalese from the south of the country in Trincomalee raising the spectre of State aided colonization of the early 1950s. Tamil residents of the east port town courageously thwarted JVP's attempt, said Mr.Elilan.

Ms Kaaronja and several others also spoke.
International Women's Day
Mothers of martyrs with Lt Malathi's picture frame

 

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