More demonstrations against Trinco students' murders

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 January 2006, 19:35 GMT]
Two demonstrations were held separately in the Liberation Tigers-held Muttur east and Eachchilampathu divisions Thursday and Friday, condemning the brutal killings of five Tamil students in Trincomalee town, allegedly by Sri Lanka armed forces last week. The Muttur east Tamil Students Forum and Verugal Tamil Students Forum organized these events. A large number of students, parents and civilians participated, sources said.

A procession began from Ganeshapuram Central College through Salaiyoor village reached Navalady where a protest meeting was held. Mr.Sathiyapirya, President of the Muttur east Tamil Students Forum presided.

Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, principals and civilians participated in the demonstration held in Eachilampathu division. Students carried placards and shouted slogans stating that immediate action should be taken to stop killing of civilians by Sri Lanka’s armed forces. One of the placards stated: "Do not force us to take the gun instead of the pen".


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