North-East ITAK local councilors take oaths in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 April 2011, 20:39 GMT]
Seventy six councilors, elected under Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi (ITAK) ticket on behalf of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) for the fifteen local authorities in North and East, took oaths on Saturday at Trincomalee Town Hall in the presence of Mr.R.Sampanthan, parliamentary group leader of the TNA and President of the ITAK, sources in Trincomalee said. Sampanthan is also the Trincomalee district parliamentarian.

Parliamentarians Selvam Adaikalanathan, Suresh Premachchandran, Maavai Senathirajah, E.Saravanapawan, P.Selkvarajah, P.Ariyanenthran, Sivasakthi Aanandan and S.Vinoharathalingam participated. D.Siththarthan, former Vanni district parliamentarian and the leader of the PLOTE also attended the event

At the commencement local councilors and TNA leaders participated in religious events held in Trincomalee St.Mary’s Cathedral and Trincomalee Sri Paththirakaa'li Ampaa'l Koayil.

Later they were taken in a procession from Kaa'li Koayil along the Dockyard Road to the Trincomalee Town Hall.

Religious dignitaries of the four faiths, Saivaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity were present and blessed the occasion.

Mr.Sampanthan first lit the tradition lamp, and other parliamentarians followed Sampanthan.

All local councilors stood up in the hall and took oaths in unison. Thereafter Mr.Sampanthan spoke.

Twelve Chairmen and Vice Chairman of the local authorities including two urban Councils (Trincomalee and Mannaar) and ten Piratheasa Chapais (PS) that were won by the ITAK in the elections held on March 17 were among the new local councilors.



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