Third token fast held in Kodikamam
[TamilNet, Friday, 17 June 2005, 10:32 GMT]
About five hundred Tamil civilians including students and
traders participated in a one-day token fast in support of the joint
mechanism proposal Friday under a special structure constructed in
Kodikamam junction in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district. Similar events were earlier held in Chavakachcheri on Wednesday and in Kaithady on Thursday, sources said.
"We reiterate our warning to the chauvinists who refuse to recognize rights of Tamils"
The Thenmaradchchi Traders' Association organized the event.
General shutdown was observed in the Kodikamam area and thes chools were closed. However traffic in A9 highway was normal, sources said.
Ms Padmini Sithamparanathan and Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians also participated in the fast.
Several speakers addressed the gathering at the conclusion of the event and stressed the importance to continue the agitation until a permanent solution is found to the Tamil National question that meets the aspirations of Tamils, sources said.
Meanwhile, Jaffna District Civil Groups Consortium is to hold a one-day renaissance event in the Kailasapathy Auditorium of the Jaffna University on Sunday, 19th June, in support of the Joint Mechanism proposal and requesting the international community to recognise the self-determination right of Tamil
people. The event has been named " Voice of the Tamil
Nation ", organisers said.
|"Saffron clad priests, why racism?," "To our Leader: patience has runout, plan for war," and "Don't kill our cadres under pretence of peace," placards say.