Talking peace will not win us back Tamil Homeland - TNA MP

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 June 2006, 10:34 GMT]
"Students have been active in the past independently and individually in the struggle for liberation. Pon. Sivakumaran was the pioneer in this struggle which continues with the participation of thousands of students until today. Peace talks will not redeem our lost nation, we can only win the Tamil homeland by the active engagement in the struggle by all people," said P. Ariyanethiran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Batticaloa District Parliamentarian Tuesday participating as the special guest in the 32nd Student Uprising Day celebration held at Karadiayanaru in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Territory in the Batticaloa district.

Hundreds of students went in procession from the Karadiyanaru junction to Karadiyanaru Maha Vidyalayam playground bearing coffins and the effigy of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse which was set on fire at the end of the procession, as an act of condemnation of the killings of innocent Tamils by the Sri Lanka Government (GoSL), its armed forces operating with the paramilitary groups, said sources from Karadiyanaru.

The events of the 32nd Student Uprisal Day began at 10. a.m presided by the Head of the Tamil Eelam Student Forum (TESF) and the declaration of the TESF doctrines. Thaya Mohan, Batticaloa district head of the LTTE political wing, lit the Common flame while Education Society Head Vimalraj, lit the Flame of Sacrifice, added the sources.

"Though the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has extended an invitation to the LTTE to participate in peace talks, the killings of innocent Tamils continue unabated," said TNA parliamentarian P. Ariyanethiran.

"The TNA was not invited to participate in the All Party Conference convened by the GoSL. These conferences and meetings go on like unending TV serial drama creating further dissensions between the political parties," added the M.P.

"No proper solution will result from the peace talks. We have to unite into a single force and fight hard to achieve an acceptable solution," said Ariyanethiran.

Batticaloa district Tamil Eelam police chief Varathan and Justice Yogan Father garlanded the portraits of Pon. Sivakumaran and Martyr Major Murali in the event, attended by a large number of students and people, said sources.


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