Nadesan listens to fishermen's grievances
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 March 2008, 19:00 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) Political Head B. Nadesan gave a patient hearing to the grievances of fishermen at an undisclosed location in Ki'linochchi on Tuesday and assured their representatives that the Tiger leadership would strengthen its support to them to sustain their livelihood.
LTTE Political Head B. Nadesan addressing the gathering. Sea Tigers Deputy Commander Vinayagam is seated on the Left.
More than one hundred representatives of fisheries trade unions and community organisations from Mullaiththeevu, Vadamaraadchi East, Poonakari and Mannaar spent two hours with the LTTE Political Head. The meeting was presided over by Vinaayakam, deputy commander of the Sea Tigers.
They discussed in detail issues ranging from fresh water supply, internal displacement, Sri Lanka Air Force indiscriminate air attacks, economic blockade and attacks on fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy.
"The fishermen community bears the brunt of Colombo's oppression and extermination through various means," Nadesan said, addressing the representatives. He assured the representatives of LTTE's active engagement to ensure sustainable living conditions in the war-ravaged environment.
A section of fisheries community representatives at the meeting.