Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance in Vanni evolves beyond sphere of electoral parties

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 May 2018, 22:05 GMT]
Eezham Tamil journalists and a large section of the people were outraged about Tamil politician R. Sampanthan making the main venue of Mu'l'livaaykkaal Tamil Genocide Remembrance held last year in Mullaiththeevu as a platform deliver a speech. The Opposition Leader who is also a long-time parliamentary group leader of Tamil National Alliance was delivering a message from the so-called international community. This year, the public outrage has evolved into a political movement against all Tamil parties and politicians, who are locked in the electoral politics and particularly those who were not physically present in Vanni in May 2009, using the memorial event as a platform to deliver their ‘messages’.



The secretary of the Federation of the Northern Region Workers Associations of the Ceylon Transport Board Arulanantham Arudprakash on Tuesday urged the Northern Provincial Council to cooperate with the non-electoral politics affiliated remembrance event being spearheaded by the Jaffna University Student Union.



The move by the JUSU students has got the backing of the grassroots organisations, he said and urged all political parties to collaborate without making the main remembrance event without giving prominence to the electoral parties and the political personalities who were not physically present in Vanni in May 2009.

The call from one of the influential grassroots organisations, which is involved in transporting the masses to the remembrance event, comes as the NPC Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran was embarked in a controversy with the JUSU leaders.

However, the political observers in Jaffna said the NPC and the JUSU would fall in line with the public sentiment towards marking the memorial event by avoiding electoral politics from hijacking the memorial event.

The NPC has also been criticised for failing to establish a programme to construct a common monument and remembrance venue for Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance.



JUSU Statement
JUSU Statement


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