Batticaloa journalists protest against attack on Thinakathir

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 August 2002, 08:50 GMT]
Journalists in Batticaloa friday afternoon staged a half an hour picketing blocking the traffic across the main road in front of the newspaper office. The picketing was organised by the East Lanka Journalists Association, condemning the attack on Thinakathir newspaper office thursday night.

thinakkathir demoCeylon Tamil Teachers Union and Kattankudy Peoples Organisation also participated in the sit-in-protest.

Heated argument ensued between the demonstrators and the Police when the latter attempted to disperse the crowd sitting across the road.

The Police insisted that the demonstrators should not block the traffic. However, the President and Secretary of the East Lanka Journalists Association Messrs R.Thurairatnam and Shan Thavarajah agreed to call off the sit in protest after half an hour. The Police allowed the sit in protest thereafter.

Demonstrators were seen holding several placards condemning the attack.

thinakkathir demo

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
29.09.19 18:19  
No to alternative lands, original lands must be released with compensation, say Tamil activists
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7264