Hunger strike in Jaffna against inadequate CFA implementation

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 February 2003, 12:27 GMT]
A five-hour token hunger campaign was conducted in front of the historic Nallur Kandasamy Temple in Jaffna Sunday to express dissatisfaction of Tamils to the government's failure to implement the ceasefire agreement fully, sources in Nallur, Jaffna, said.

Hundreds of people participated in the hunger campaign, which commenced around 9 in the morning and concluded at about 2 in the afternoon. The Jaffna District Peoples' Forum (JDPF) and the Jaffna District JPs Association organized the token hunger strike, sources said.

Residents of Kayts, Vadamarachchi, Thenmaradchchi and Valigamam areas also participated in the campaign. They held placards stating that the ceasefire agreement has not helped them to live peacefully in their own villages with self-respect. Participants shouted slogans stating that the State armed forces are engaged in provoking LTTEers to abandon peace process, sources said.

President of the JDPF Mr. Solomon Cyril brought the fasting to conclusion by providing drinks to the participants, sources said.

 

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