Peace activists rally in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 May 2006, 13:23 GMT]
More than one thousand peace activists from National Peace Council (NPC), representatives from its branches in all districts, and members from organizations that advocate, peace, democracy and human rights, belonging to all ethnic communities protested against the killing of innocents in a deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka that is leading towards war, at Lipton Circle Monday between 11:00 a.m. and 01:00 p.m, sources in Colombo said.

Colombo protest
Colombo protest
Assembling to protest under the "People's voice for peace," program, the protesters also accused the state and local media for publishing news and information that created a "sense of terror, suspicion and war mentality among the people."

The protesters also said that although the "aspirations of overwhelming majority of Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people were for a sustainable peaceful solution to the ethnic conflict," the leaders of the parties to the conflict are pushing Sri Lanka towards war.

The demonstrators urged the parties to comply with the Ceasefire Agreement and to commence peace talks immediately.

"The LTTE accuse the Government and the armed groups working with them, as being responsible for the killings of Tamil people in the northeast and other areas whilst the Government and other groups accuse the LTTE as being responsible for those killings including those of the armed forces and other sections of the people. It is a matter of regret that there is no mechanism in place, whereby a transparent and impartial inquiry can be held and the culprits made know to the people," a memorandum issued by the NPC said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=18327