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Tens of thousands attend Tamil resurgence event in Kilinochchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 September 2005, 12:11 GMT]
Around one hundred thousand people from various parts of Vanni mainland took part in the Tamil national resurgence event held in Kilinochchi on Thursday. The event was held in support of the July 27 Vavuniya Convention and was organised by the Tamil Resurgence Task Force. The entire township was decorated with felicitation arches and yellow and red bi-colour flags with a festive appearance. "This event would inform the world that time is ripe for us to decide our own destiny," Mr. M. Sivabalan, president of the Task Force told TamilNet. The event ceremonially began at 4:00 p.m. in Kilinochchi common playground.

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Tamil resurgence convention in Kilinochchi


The organisors, who had urged the people in the district to expresses their support by participating in the event, branded the day as "a day of great historical importance for Kilinochchi".

"An ocean like mammoth gathering of people here will declare to Colombo and to the world community our sentiments and aspirations," the organizers said.

Mr.V.Vigneswaran, President, Trincomalee District Tamil Peoples Forum, Professor C.Mohanathas, Vice Chancellor, Jaffna University, Dr.T.Sathiyamoorthy, Deputy Provincial Director of health Services, Killinochchi, Rev.Fr. Karunairatnam, Director, NESHOR, parliamentarians Messrs Selvam Adaikalanathan, S.Kanagaretnam, S.Sivanesan, S.Jeyananthamoorthy and K.Pathmanathan, Mr.S.Thangan, Deputy Political head of the LTTE and several others spoke in the four hour event urging the International community to recognize and support the Tamil sovereignity and the freedom struggle of the Tamils.

 Tamil resurgence convention in Kilinochchi
 Tamil resurgence convention in Kilinochchi


Mr. T. Pirapaharan, President of the Tamil resurgence Movement Task Force in Killinochchi district presided.

Tamil resurgence convention in Kilinochchi
 Tamil resurgence convention in Kilinochchi


Ms. Thamilchelvi Shanmuganathan, wife of Maj. Wimal, an LTTE fighter died in the war with the Sri Lankan forces and Mr. Muttusamy Arunachalam, father of Major Kamal who died in the war with the Indian IPKF forces, lit the traditional oil lamp. Mr. Muthuvel Seevaratnam, father of LTTE's Capt. Vannan who died in the war with the Indian forces hoisted the Thamileelam national flag.

Mr.S.Pasupathipillai, Secretary of the Tamil Resurgence Movement in Killinochchi district lit the flame of resurgence, which was followed by ten others.

Mr.A.Velamalihithan, Secretary of the Tamil Resurgence Movement, Killinochchi district read out the Declaration.

Mr.Pasupathipillai proposed vote of thanks.

The A9 route near Kilinochchi remained closed and an alternative route for traffic was provided by the organisers and the Tamileelam Police.


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