14th death anniversary of journalist Nimalarajan observed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 19 October 2014, 23:12 GMT]
Amidst the prevailing harassments against the journalists in the North, more than 40 journalists from Jaffna peninsula and Vanni mainland gathered at the Jaffna Press Club on Sunday marking the 14th death anniversary of Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, who was assassinated on 19 October 2000. The journalists also paid their tributes to the veteran journalist, Iya Sachchithanantham, who had recently passed away in Jaffna at the age of 64.

The editor of Puthiyavan daily published from Mannaar, Sivaharan, who delivered the special address, said that the Tamil journalists, working in the North have to face both the ‘known’ and 'unknown' enemies of the Tamil nation. The situation of threat against media workers remains as it was during the times of the war, he said. Those who collect stories at the grassroots level are seriously affected in carrying out their duties, he said. The situation is particularly worse in Jaffna peninsula, Mr Sivaharan observed.

The memorial event, organised by Jaffna Press Club, was presided by Journalist Tharmapalan Vinojith, who is the chairman of the JPC.

N. Parameswaran, a reporter with Daily Mirror and Lanka Deepa, who had worked with Nimalarajan, garlanded the portrait of Nimalararajan while the Secretary of JPC, Mr Gajatheepan, garlanded the portrait of Iya Sachchithananthan, a senior journalist who recently passed away in Jaffna.

Senior Journalists N. Parameswaran and Ratnam Thayaparan delivered memorial addresses on the life and character of Nimalarajan, who worked as regional correspondent in Jaffna for several media organisations, including the BBC and TamilNet.

A. Sabesan, who is a lecturer of journalism and N. Ponrasa, who is a deputy editor at Thinakkural, delivered memorial addresses remembering the contributions by Iya Sachchithanantham.

Another deputy editor of Thinakkural, Jeyabalan, staged a poetry event on media freedom.


Related Articles:
12.10.14   Senior Journalist Iya Sachchithanantham passes away in Jaffn..
04.05.12   Press Freedom Day in Jaffna remembers journalists


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
23.06.20 22:03  
Sinhala encroachment of pastureland continues unabated in Batticaloa
22.06.20 18:17  
SLMC Chairman: Time for joint Tamil-Muslim efforts
21.06.20 23:11   Photo
Ex-councillor: Poverty-stricken Tamils at receiving end of SL military brutality in North
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37440