NorthEast observes day of mourning, hartal for Nadesan

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 June 2004, 10:46 GMT]
Areas of NorthEast from Point Pedro to Amparai observed a day of mourning and general shut down (hartal) Wednesday to protest against the killing of a leading Tamil journalist Mr. Iyathurai Nadesan, media sources said.

A. Nadesan
Aiyathurai Nadesan
In Jaffna district shops were closed down and public transport service came to a standstill responding to the appeal made by the Jaffna district journalist Associations and public organizations.

In Batticaloa and Amparai districts shops were closed down and transport services were reduced to a minimum.

In Amparai medial persons including Tamils, Muslim and Sinhalese held a protest demonstration condemning the killing of Mr.Nadesan by unidentified gunmen.

Meanwhile, large number of people paid their last respects to slain Tamil journalist Mr.Nadesan Wednesday morning when his remains were kept in Kilinochchi cultural hall, sources said.

The hearse carrying remains of Mr.Nadesan Wednesday afternoon left Killinochchi to Jaffna. Members of Jaffna funeral committee took charge of the casket to be taken to Jaffna through Muhamalai army checkpoint, sources said.


A. Nadesan


 

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