'Military testing our patience' -Trinco LTTE
[TamilNet, Friday, 05 July 2002, 12:42 GMT]
"The Sri Lankan security forces test our patience frequently. But we won't violate the cease-fire agreement signed by our leader with the Sri Lankan government. At the same time we will not do anything that will derail the ceasefire agreement," said Ms Krishna, Trincomalee district women wing secretary of the Liberation Tigers presiding over the events to mark Black Tigers Day in Trincomalee town Friday evening.
Isai Kuil, Commander of the artillery division of Liberation Tigers in Trincomalee district, lighted the "Eehai Sudar"(flame of sacrifice) and garlanded the portrait of Captain Miller, the first Black Tiger .Ms Kaveri, Verugal LTTE secretary, lit the flame of sacrifice and garlanded the portrait of Captain Angayarkanni .Mr.Wimal, Commander of the Ilango brigade of the LTTE in Trincomalee district, hoisted the Tamil Eelam national flag.
Ms Krishna further said "the attack on our political activists at Velanai and the LTTE office at Mutur and the arrests of our five cadres in Trincomalee on July 3 have clearly shown the true intention of the saboteurs who are all out to derail the peace process."
Mr.Sukumar, Mutur area LTTE political secretary and Mr.Geetha Fontgallon also spoke. Ms Kaveri, Verugal political secretary proposed vote of thanks.
TamilNet sources said this is the first time the Balck Tigers day has been observed in all parts of those areas controlled by the Sri Lanka army in the Northeast.
(Photographs below:) of Black Tigers were seen garlanded at the event and a section of the Green Road in east port town was decorated with yellow and red flags and banners.(Photo:TamilNet)
Autorickshaws in Vavuniya town with posters of the first Balck Tiger 'Captain Miller and the stage at Vavuniya Urban Council ground where the public meeting was held to mark the lack Tiger day. (Photo: TamilNet)