HR Day observed in Jaffna after 3 years
[TamilNet, Friday, 11 December 2009, 07:28 GMT]
Thousands of persons whose family members had gone missing after abduction or arrest by Sri Lanka Armed forces and paramilitary men participated in an event organized by Jaffna Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna Veersingham Hall Thursday around 10:00 a.m to mark the 61st International Human Rights Day. Representatives of various Tamil political parties and human rights activists participated in the event which ended around 2:00 p.m. The day’s events concluded with the torch festival held in Aariyaku’lam in Jaffna after a procession which highlighted human rights, source in Jaffna said.
Mavai Senathirajah of TNA
Mavai Senathirajah of TNA, Minister Douglas Devananda of EPDP, Thangaiah, Provincial Council member of TULF, Sitharthan of PLOTE, Sritharan of EPRLF Varathar faction, Mano Ganeshan, MP and Mayor of Jaffna, Ms. Yogeswary Patkunam of ruling UPFA were some of those represented the political parties.
Civilians who had been expelled from their villages seven years ago by Sri Lanka Army and now living as refugees too were present at the event.
During the event in Veerasingham Hall representatives of the political parties, human rights activists and officials spoke on the subject of human rights.
The people who had come to the event with the hope of finding some solution for their human rights problems raised many questions to the politicians and the parliamentarians.
Mano Ganeshan, Democratic People’s Front (DPF) leader