2nd lead (add details)

Thousands form human chain protest in Chavakachcheri

[TamilNet, Monday, 20 December 2004, 11:13 GMT]
Thousands of Tamil civilians in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district held a human chain agitation campaign on either side of A-9 highway Monday morning demanding the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) to resume peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the basis of Interim Self Governing Authority proposals (ISGA) by the latter. Protestors carried placards and shouted slogans holding hands along the A 9 Jaffna-Kandy road from Kodikamam to Kaithady, sources said. The campaign has been organized by the civil groups federation in Thenmaradchchi.

Human chain protest in Chavakachcheri


Human chain protest in ChavakachcheriTamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians Messrs N.Raviraj, Pathmini Sithamparanathan and M.K.Sivajilingam and several leading citizens participated in the event, sources said

At the conclusion of the human chain agitation compaign, a memorandum was handed over to the Thenmaradchchi Divisional Secretary Mr.S.Srinivasan addressed to the President Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge, sources said.

The two-page memorandum appealed to the President to take immediate action to resume peace talks with the LTTE, which has been accepted by Tamil people as their sole representative. The memorandum further requested the President to take steps to restore normalcy in the lives of Tamil people and to find a lasting peace by meeting the legitimate political aspirations of them, sources said.

" Tamils feel that the GOSL is preparing its armed forces for another war. Tamils hate war. They are prepared to achieve their lost rights through peaceful negotiation," said the memorandum.

Steps are afoot to hold similar campaign in other parts of Jaffna peninsula and in the entire NorthEast in days to come, sources in Chavakacheri told.

Photos from the human chain protest:

Human chain protest in ChavakachcheriHuman chain protest in Chavakachcheri
Human chain protest in ChavakachcheriHuman chain protest in Chavakachcheri
Human chain protest in ChavakachcheriHuman chain protest in Chavakachcheri

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.03.19 21:02   Photo
TNA hierarchy backs controversial Sinhala extremist project at Jaffna entrance
14.03.19 22:36  
STF commandos torture Tamil man in Batticaloa, victim held incommunicado
13.03.19 14:11   Photo
Tamil parties failing to single-mindedly demand genocide justice, more dangerous than ITAK
12.03.19 17:28   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala Buddhicisation of 40 more locations in Mullaiththeevu
11.03.19 17:33   Photo
118 Muslim families demand occupying SL Navy to release their lands in Mannaar
10.03.19 18:34   Photo
Colombo sabotaging mass grave investigations and Tamils learning lessons on ‘hybrid’ paradigm
09.03.19 17:11   Photo
Manipulations at work to nullify NPC-evolved identity to Eezham Tamils food court
08.03.19 20:24  
Occupying Colombo set to grab 227 acres of private lands in Vali North in Jaffna
07.03.19 21:10   Photo
Intelligence establishments poised to escalate religious fundamentalism in Mannaar
06.03.19 17:29   Photo
Sinhala ‘emperor’ monk wants Muslims expelled from Arisi-malai in Trincomalee
05.03.19 19:42   Photo
Tamils mark Shivaratri at base of hill seized by SL Archaeology Department in Trincomalee
04.03.19 14:18  
Ranil's ‘development’ of North-East is divide-and-rule imposed on Tamils
03.03.19 18:05   Photo
Protest continues beyond two years at Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaith-theevu
02.03.19 11:09   Photo
Desecration of Sivalingam by SL Archaeology Department sparks tension in Trincomalee
01.03.19 21:52  
Colombo wants to mark ancient villages in East as ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ villages
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=13672