Woman MP leads Jaffna rape protest

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 March 2005, 12:24 GMT]
Ms Pathmini Sithamparanathan, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) sole woman parliamentarian in the Jaffna district led protest march held in Jaffna town Monday condemning the attempt to rape a sixty three year old Tamil woman of Neerveli on Thursday by a soldier of the Sri Lanka Army on Thursday when she was alone in her home. The protest march began Monday morning from Nallur Kandasamy Temple area and concluded in front of the Jaffna office of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), sources said.

Messrs Mavai Senathirajah, Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, and K.Sivanesan and several leading women activists participated in the protest march, civil sources said.

Organizers of the march later handed over a memorandum to the district head of the SLMM calling the SLMM to ensure permanent peace take immediate steps to remove Sri Lanka Army who are located amid the civilian population in the Jaffna district . This demand made to the SLMM reflects the aspirations of Tamil people based on human values and human rights, the memorandum said.

Building up the confidence of Tamil people with regard to finding permanent peace depends solely on the resumption of normal life of Tamil people. This is the objective of the SLMM too. But the Government of Sri Lanka is acting in a way to harm the interests of Tamil people. But the government would not succeed in its attempt, the memorandum added.

The attempted rape incident by a government soldier on an elderly woman shows the low mentality of Sinhala occupational army in the Tamil dominated Jaffna district, the memorandum said.

Hence we request that the Sri Lanka Army should quit from sentry points and camps located in the Jaffna district immediately, the memorandum said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=14469