Tamil monthly from Trincomalee released

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 September 2003, 18:44 GMT]
LTTE's Trincomalee district women military wing leader Ms Thayalini released the first copy of the Trincomalee's new Tamil monthly magazine "KONAMARUTHAM (Gentle Breeze of Trinco)" to the parliamentary group leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and district parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan Saturday at an event held at Trincomalee Town Hall.

Trinco Tamil daily publication
LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Thilak lighting the traditional oil lamp
LTTE's Trincomalee district political head Mr.Thilak inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp.

The political advisor of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) Mr.Geir Sjoeberg and the acting head of the SLMM in Trincomalee Mr. Hurt Spur also lit the oil lamp and participated in the inaugural event, sources said.

Mr.Sampanthan said that the new Tamil magazine Konamarutham has appeared from Trincomalee at a time Trincomalee has become a focal point in the peace process at the international level. Trincomalee will also play a vital role in the next week's parliamentary debate on the security situation of the country.

Trinco Tamil daily publication
SLMM political advisor Mr.Geir Sjoeberg is lighting the traditional oil lamp. Mr.K.Puvanathas of magazine editorial board is also seen
"Historically Trincomalee district belongs to Tamils. According to a leading Sinhala historian late Mr. Paul Peiris, before King Vijaya arrived in the island Koneswaram temple was present in Trincomalee. It proves that Saiva Tamils were living in Trincomalee before King Vijaya arrived. The majority Sinhala community and its political leadership are finding difficult to digest the historical facts that clearly show that Tamils are the legal owners of the Trincomalee," Mr.Sampanthan said.

Mr.Sampanthan added that finding a political solution to the ethnic problem has become a difficult and complicated issue because of Trincomalee district, which possess many natural resources not available in other districts of the northeast province and also in other parts of the country.

Trinco Tamil daily publication
LTTE Trincomalee women military wing leader Ms Thayalini releases the first copy of KONAMARUTHAM to Parliamentarian Mr.Sampanthan. Mr.N.Anandaran, Assistant Director of Education who presided the event is also seen

"Trincomalee district is an integral part of Tamil homeland and attempting to find a political solution that does not take full cognizance of this fact will imperil the peace process," Mr.Sampanthan stressed.

Parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairetnasingham said the Tamil armed freedom struggle has attained a new dimension as a people's movement and the new Tamil magazine Konamarutham should contribute to raise awareness among Tamils in search of a just and a fair solution to the conflict.

Trinco Tamil daily publication
Ms Kaaronja, head of the LTTE Trincomalee district educational unit speaking.

LTTE Trincomalee district education head Ms Kaaronja said that politicians in the South are spreading false allegations about the security of Trincomalee district. "They make this allegation as they know that we are militarily strong and our people's power has also been strengthened. We are firm in our stand to safeguard our people and our land," said Ms Kaaronja.

Provincial assistant director of cultural affairs Ms N.Sri Devi, Mr.S.Vilvaretnam, Mr.K. Palanivel and Mr.S.Velavan also spoke. Mr.K.Puvanadas from the editorial board of the magazine proposed vote of thanks.

Trinco Tamil daily publication
The first page of the daily


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