"Viduthalai" released in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 May 2004, 22:51 GMT]
Viduthalai" (Liberation), a compilation of articles written by Liberation Tigers theoretician and political strategist, Mr.Anton Balasingham, on politics and other related subjects which were earlier serialized in "Velichcham" magazine was introduced to Trincomalee audience Sunday evening
at an event held at theTrincomalee Town Hall. Hindu and Christian priests attended the event, sources said.
The LTTE's Trincomalee district political head, Mr.S.Elilan, presided. At the commencement, Mr.Sivakumar of LTTE Trincomalee town political office hoisted the Tamil Eelam National Flag. The mother of a LTTE martyr lit the
flame of sacrifice.
Mother of a martyr lighting the flame of sacrifice.
Ms.Kaaronja, LTTE Trincomalee district women wing political head delivered
the welcome address. Mr. A.Yatheendra made the introductory address.
Mr.Umainesan, head of the Thamileelam National Resurgence Forum handed over
the first copy of " Viduthalai" to Mr.R.Sampanthan, Trincomalee district
parliamentarian and a special copy to another Trincomalee district
parliamentarian Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham. Thereafter Mr.Thurairatnesingham
and Mr.Iynkaran of LTTE Trincomalee district office handed over copies of
Viduthalai to guests specially invited for this event, sources said.
Poet Puthuvai Ratnathurai, head of the LTTE Arts and Cultural Division made
the release address. Parliamentarian Mr.R.Sampanthan also spoke.
Attorney-at-Law Mr.K.Sivapalan, Trincomalee Koneswara Hindu College
Principal Mr.S.Thandauthapani and Dr.Rajadurai Tharmarajah made addresses
of appreciation of "Viduthalai".
The fully packed Trincomalee Town Hall.
( R-L) Mr.Umainesan, Mr.Puthuvai Ratnathurai, Mr.K.Thursiratnasinghan, Mr.R.Sampanthan,Mr.K.Sivapalan, Mr.C.Thandayuthapani and Mr.Elilan observing two minutes silence in remembrance of those dead in the war at the commencement of the meeting.