Civil society role vital to peace- SLMM Trinco Head

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 August 2004, 13:33 GMT]
Lions Club of Trincomalee Town honoured its past presidents at a special event held Saturday at the Trincomalee New Silver Star Hotel with Mr.Dagffin Aadness, Trincomalee head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) as the chief guest. Mr Aadness speaking at the event said the civil society including Lions Clubs and other organizations could play a vital role in safeguarding the current peace environs, sources attending the event said.

Lions Club
SLMM Trincomalee head Mr.Dagffin Aadness
Mr Aadness said under the ceasefire agreement about fifty to sixty Norwegian monitors are serving in the country to monitor the effective implementation of the truce between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

About eleven monitors are serving in the Trincomalee district, five are land monitors and the rest are sea monitors. "We learn lot in dealing with crisis situations between the parties concerned," said Mr Aadness.

Past Presidents Messrs M.M.Jalaldeen, N.Mahendran, N.Sadagopan, B.Janaranjan, T.Sivaratnarajah and Ben Xavier were honoured

Lions Club
Honoured past presidents of Trincomalee Town Lion Club Messrs M.M.jaladeen, N.Mahendran, N.Sadagopan, B.Janaranjan, T.Sivaratnarajah and Ben Xavier
Mr. B.Uthayashankar, President of the Lions Club of Trincomalee Town presided.

In the annual programme of the Lions Movement, July has been designated to honour past presidents and the event has been organized to honour past presidents of Lions Club of Trincomalee Town, said Mr.Uthayashankar.

Club Secretary Mr. C.J.Ratnakumar said, the club has supplied food parcels to inmates of Shanmuga Boys Home and two push bicycles donated by Swami Tantradeva to Shanmuga Girls Home.

Club Treasurer Ms J Umashankary presented her report.

Lions Club
(L-R) Trincomalee Town Lions Club Secretary Mr.C.J.Ratnakumar, Club President Mr.B.Uthayashankar, SLMM Trincomalee head Mr.Dagffin Aadness (lighting the lamp) and Lion former President Mr.B.Janaranjan


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