Public urged to safeguard Jaffna's antiques

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 December 2002, 16:33 GMT]
The Head of Tamil Department of the Jaffna University, Professor K.Shanmugathas, Saturday made an appeal to all citizens to take immediate measures to safeguard antiques found in Hindu temples and other public places from being smuggled out of Jaffna peninsula, sources in Jaffna said.

Professor Shanmugathas made this appeal when addressing the first death anniversary of "Mamanithar" Kalignani A.Selvaretnam at the office of the International Thamileelam Union (ITU) at Thirunelvely, Jaffna district Saturday evening.

Mr.S.Gajendran, ITU President presided.

Professor S.K.Sittampalam of Jaffna University garlanded the photograph of Kalignani Selvaretnam. Professor Shanmugathas, Ms Suguna, head of the Jaffna district LTTE women wing and Mr.Shanthan Sathyamoorthy, Secretary of the Kalignani Selvaretnam memorial unit also garlanded the photograph of late Selvaretnam.

Professors Shanmugathas, Sittampalam and Mr. Aaru Thirumugan and several others also spoke of the valuable services rendered by late Mr.Selvaretnam in safeguarding precious antiques in Jaffna as a one-man institution.

Late Selvaretnam's contributios to Tamil culture LTTE earned him the "Mamanithar" title from the national leader Mr.V.Pirapaharan in 1991.

Most of the collection of Selvaretnam's antiques collection was destroyed in 1995 Riviresa military operation launched by the Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna district, sources said.

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