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.
|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
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.
|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.
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.
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
The first page of the daily