TNA members boycott initial ceremonies of first JMC session

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 October 2009, 17:48 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members of Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC) who kept away from the initial ceremonies which preceded the inauguration of the first session of JMC Wednesday said that the vain ceremonies held by the ruling United People’s Front Alliance (UPFA) and allied political parties as propaganda is deplorable while the Vanni IDPs are suffering in the internment camps. “We will not allow exploitation of JMC and its activities for propaganda purposes of political parties, the leader of TNA opposition in JMC, Mudiyappu Remedias said.

TNA members boycott initial ceremonies
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) members of Jaffna Municipal Council


The eight TNA members of JMC shunned the initial pomp procession from Nalloor Kanthasuvami Koayil Wednesday in which the Mayor of Jaffna, Ms. Yogeswary Patkunam, JMC members of UPFA and allied political parties, Minister Douglas Devananda were led to JMC building.

Meanwhile, the TNA members sat at the entrance of the Fire Station located in JMC premises until the ceremonies including the hoisting of Lion Flag were over.

They later took part in the first session of JMC where they raised the issue of the resettlement of Vanni IDPs held in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) internment camps demanding immediate action by the government, the sources added.

“We attended the sessions of JMC as it is necessary for the benefit of the people,” TNA members said.

TNA members boycott initial ceremonies
TNA members boycott initial ceremonies

 

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