Resurgence event emphasizes Vavuniya Declaration, urges EU to reconsider stand

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 October 2005, 18:04 GMT]
Thousands of people gathered in Vavuniya Urban Council grounds Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to reaffirm July 27 Vavuniya Declaration. Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians, academics, religious leaders and social activists attended the event which also urged the European Union to reconsider its stand on travel restrictions on Liberation Tigers officials on visiting EU member states. Vavuniya was the venue of the initial Tamil National Resurgence Conference that proclaimed that an environment must be created to enable Tamils to decide their political destiny calling for the Sri Lankan Armed forces to vacate the land and seas of NorthEast.

Also see:
27.07.05 Tamil convention demands immediate withdrawal of SL military



Vavuniya Resurgence Conference
Vavuniya Resurgence Conference
Vavuniya Resurgence Conference
Vavuniya Resurgence Conference
The event marked the concluding round of districtwise resurgence events in the NorthEast.

Residents from the various parts of the Vavuniya district, including the LTTE controlled areas, attended the event.

Tension prevailed in Omanthai checkpoint as a bicyle convoy from Vadamaradchi in Jaffna was blocked at the checkpoint North of Vavuynia by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers.

The youths had set off from the SLA controlled Valvetithurai in Vadaramardchi at 6:30 a.m, and passed Kilinochchi town noon.

Vanni District TNA parliamentarian, Mr. Sathasivam Kanagaratnam and Jaffna District TNA parliamentarian Mr. M. Eelaventhan rushed to the checkpoint to resolve the dispute. However, the Sri Lankan soldiers mannning the checkpoint refused to allow the bicycle convoy to proceed.

Although the SLA had previously agreed to keep the A9 road open till 8:00 p.m, the soldiers at the Omanthai checkpoint closed the roads at the usual time of 6 p.m.

Many participants were forced to stay in Vavuniya overnight, sources said.

Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lankan policemen were deployed in the town and civilians were subjected to severe checking, civil sources said.

Officials including the acting Vavuniya District Government Agent, Mr. V. Visvalingam, took part in the resurgence event.

No violent incidents were reported, said Vavuniya Police Officer In-Charge (OIC) Mr. AMC Abeyasinghe Banda.

Bicyle convoy from VVT
A section of the bicylcle convoy of the youths from Vadamarchchi passed Kilinochchi Thursday noon


Related Articles:
22.10.05   Trincomalee Declaration demands SL troops to vacate NorthEas..
30.09.05   Thousands attend Jaffna Pongu Thamil rally, seek Army withdr..
28.09.05   Heavy SLA presence in Mannar on Resurgence Day
27.09.05   SLN blocks Pongu Thamil group from entering Mandaitivu
14.09.05   Tens of thousands attend resurgence event in Mullaithivu
01.09.05   Tens of thousands attend Tamil resurgence event in Kilinochc..
02.08.05   Tamil Conference begins in Batticaloa amidst bomb explosion
27.07.05   Tamil convention demands immediate withdrawal of SL military
27.07.05   Tamil National Resurgence Convention begins in Vavuniya

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16193