Islets residents protest against SLA, SLN harassment
[TamilNet, Monday, 27 June 2005, 11:30 GMT]
Hundreds of civilians of islets in the Jaffna district Monday held a
demonstration condemning the harassment by Sri Lanka Army (SLAN) and Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel stationed in islets and the Sinhala Buddhist chauvinists' elements in the south. They went in a procession from Palakattu junction to Kayts Divisional Secretariat office, sources said.
Islets Development Association in collaboration with the Jaffna District Civil Groups' Consortium organized the demonstration, sources said.
A memorandum addressed to the UN Secretary General and the Chairman of the European Union was handed over to Mr.N.Sri Mohan, Divisional Secretary by Mr.K.Sivanesan, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian.
Consortium Secretary Mr.T.Tharmendra sent a memorandum to the LTTE leader Mr.V.Pirapaharan.