Tamil political parties stage protest in Jaffna

Tamil political parties staged a protest in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna today.

The protest was staged against the Government after a court order was issued against commemorating the death anniversary of former LTTE member Thileepan.

The Tamil National Alliance, Thamizh Makkal Tesiya Kootani and the Tamil National People’s Front took part in the protest.

The Police had yesterday obtained a court order against moves to commemorate the death anniversary of former LTTE member Thileepan today.

A protest fast was to be staged in Jaffna today to commemorate the death anniversary of former LTTE member Thileepan who died while on a fast unto death in 1987.

After refusing food or water for 12 days, Thileepan died on 26 September 1987. (Colombo Gazette)

5 COMMENTS

  1. Brave souls to protest under the current regime. It’s their right to remember those who made sacrifices towards fighting a long history of state terror. Thileepan fast unto death for the rights of his people. Who else in this country has fast unto death for human rights and justice?

  2. Firstly, people must have the resolve and courage to stand against oppression. Whether it will yield immediate result is irrelevant. But it does bring attention to the plight. That’s an important and necessary step in itself.

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