LTTE lauds writers, artists contribution to struggle
[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 December 2002, 15:07 GMT]
Creative writers and artists played a vital role in successfully
supporting the progress of Tamil freedom struggle, said Ms T.Karoonja, LTTE Trincomalee district student head addressing a oriental dance programme organized by Bramashetrya Spiritual Centre, held Thursday evening at Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College hall. Kanniya is located eight km off Trincomalee town.
Trincomalee Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) donated fifty thousand rupees for the Bramashetrya Spiritual Centre for constructing a resting hall in Kanniya to give temporary accommodation to displaced people who return to Kanniya,
a traditional Tamil village to resettle. The head of the Bramashetrya Spiritual Centre is Swami Sugasthnanandaya, a Hindu leader, sources said.
Swami Sugasthanandaji is now engaged in constructing an Elders' Home and Children's Home in Kanniya, said Ms Pavalaranee Ganeshalinganthan in her welcome address. Several displaced Tamil have returned to Kanniya for resettlement, TRO sources said.
LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Tilak was the chief guest. Bramasiri S.Ravichandrakurukal, Head of the Trincomalee Pathirakali Amman Temple and Ms Kaaronja were the guests of honour.
Ms Kaaronja said that writers and artists, through their courageous writings and art forms, informed the cultural minded public the philosophy, circumstances, history and the truth behind the liberation struggle. "Our current strong position in the ongoing peace negotiations is also due to our talented writers and artists," she said.
Bramasiri Ravichandrakurkkal also spoke. Several oriental dances were staged.
( L-R) Brammasiri Ravichandrakurukkal, LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Tilak, LTTE Trincomalee town political head Mr.Rajesh, Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College Principal Mr.C.Thandayuthapani and Swami Sugasthanandaji, head of the Bramashetrya