Thenmaradchchi residents demand Joint Mechanism
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 April 2005, 14:53 GMT]
Several hundred residents of Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district
held a protest march Monday morning demanding the establishment of
Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) for the northeast and joint mechanism for
implementing relief and rehabilitation programme for tsunami affected
people, the restoration of normalcy in the lives of internally displaced
families now sheltered in welfare centres and to stop attack on LTTE cadres
by the government security forces, civil groups' sources said.
Thenmaradchchi Civil Groups' Union organized the protest march, which
started from Chavakachcheri central bus stand and
concluded in front of the Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretariat.
Mr.K.Arunthavapalan, President of the TCGU handed over a memorandum to
Mr.S.Srinivasan, Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary.
Police riot squads
were deployed along the procession route to quell any disturbances, sources