Women's Day marked in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 March 1999, 23:51 GMT]
Several hundred Tamil women from various places of the Northeast of the island participated in a cultural procession and a rally in Trincomalee today, organised to celebrate International Women's Day.

The rally, which began near the Sivan temple at 10 a.m. proceeded along Harbour View road, Main road, Rajavarathoyam road, Moore Street, Green road, Power House road and Post Office road and ended at Post Office Junction.

The participants shouted slogans such as "We will live with all our rights on our own soil", "We want to live without any fear" etc.

A large cut-out of a military boot was carried on a tractor in the procession, symbolising discrimination of women. The participants tore it to pieces at the end of the procession.

The procession arrived at the Urban Council building, and several other women who had been waiting with lit torches received the demonstrators. Later, a public rally was held at the Council auditorium.

Women from Mannar, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Trinomalee districts spoke at the rally describing the various hardships they faced.

A few Sri Lankan Army personnel were also present at the auditorium to watch the rally.

A handbill distributed by the organisers called for the immediate cessation of the war.

"The root causes for the war have to be identified and solution must be found to them. Any other solutions would not lead to cessation of war," the handbill said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.04.19 23:46   Photo
West influencing regime-change politics responsible for worsening situation: Fr Sakthivel
21.04.19 09:17   Photo
207 killed, 450 wounded, series of bomb blasts target churches, hotels on Easter Sunday
20.04.19 22:18   Photo
Tamil journalist released on bail fears targeted persecution by SL military
19.04.19 23:23  
Colombo closing down schools with less than 50 students tantamounts to educational betrayal
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2994