Balasingham's book 'Viduthalai' released in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 May 2004, 17:25 GMT]
The launch of 'Viduthalai' (Liberation), collection of articles written by Liberation Tigers' theoretician and political strategist Mr.Anton Balasingham was held in Jaffna University Kailasapathy Auditorium Sunday evening. The book was first released in London six months ago and this was the first time the book was released in the Northeast, sources said.
Mr.C. Sathasivam, father of LTTE martyr Aruchchana lit the common flame of
sacrifice and the Thamileelam flag was hoisted by the Mr.S.Kannan, Head of
the International Federation of Thamileelam Students. Jaffna district Tamil
National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Mr.M.K.Eelaventhan lit the
traditional oil lamp.
|LTTE Sports Head Mr.Papa hands over the first copy of Balasingham's book 'Viduthalai' to Jaffna University Vice chancellor Professor Mohandas|
LTTE Jaffna district political head Mr.C.Ilamparuthi presided the event.
Mr.C. Seralathan, head of the Nitharsanam publication division made the welcome address. Poet Puthuvai Ratnathurai, head of the
LTTE Arts and Cultural Division, made the appreciation address.
Head of the
Thamileelam Sports Division Mr.S.Papa released the first copy of the book
to the Jaffna University Vice Chancellor Professor C.Mohanadas. Jaffna
district LTTE women wing political head Ms K.Kalaivili handed over special
copies of the book to other guests.
Professor S.Krishnarajah of Jaffna University and Mr.A.Jesurajah, Editor of
"Therithal" and critic said commended the book and said that the book embodies substantial amount of complex philosophical thought by several well known western philosophers on liberation and life into simple Tamil.
|LTTE senior leader Balakumaran delivering keynote address|
LTTE senior leader Mr.V.Balakumaran delivered the keynote address.
Mr.Balakumaran said Tamilnadu politics had entered a historical change in
the recent general election.
" We hope Indian new Prime Minister would follow a policy with better
understanding in our issue. Change could be seen in our vision towards
India and Indian vision towards us. We will co-operate to achieve a better
understanding between us," said Mr.Balakumaran.
Mr.Balakumaran further said that if India worked to bring a better understanding between Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka it would lead to improved climate of peace in Asia.