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SLPC launches ‘Awareness March’ in Tamil Nadu demanding immediate release of interned SL Tamils

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 13:48 No Comment]

The Sri Lankan Tamils Protection Committee (SLPC) led by Pazha. Nedumaaran and consisting of PMK leader Dr. Ramadoss, MDMK leader Vaiko and CPI State secretary, R. Nallakannu is engaged in launching an ‘Awareness March’ highlighting the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils which began Tuesday from the four corners of Tamil Nadu demanding the immediate release of nearly 2,500,000 Sri Lankan Tamils detained in the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) internment camps in the north of Sri Lanka, sources in Tamil Nadu said. Nallakannu speaking at the inauguration event in Kaniyakumari Tuesday said that though the countries of the world including Britain, France and Australia had condemned the internment of Sri Lankan Tamils in barbed wire surrounded camps India lends military support to Sri Lanka in its atrocities against the Tamils in Sri Lanka, the sources added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ramadoss, leader of PMK took part in the inauguration event Tuesday near Chennai Memorial Hall, presided by G. K. Mani.

Dr. Ramadoss speaking at the event said that while the countries of the world have begun to consider the war in Sri Lanka as a liberation struggle, India, being a neighbour, refuses to recognize it as a war for liberation.

Sri Lanka Army and Sinhalese people occupying the traditional homelands of Sri Lankan Tamils should immediately be withdrawn, he added.

Dr. Ramadoss will be leading the ‘Awareness March’ Thursday from Thindivanam, the sources said.

The ‘Awareness March’ is led by Pazha. Nedumaarn from Kovai, Vaiko from Rameswaram and Nallakannu from Kaniyakumari.

The marching columns will converge in Trichi Friday where a large scale meeting is to be held to make aware the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils interned in SLA camps.

Immediate resettlement of the interned Sri Lankan Tamils in their own villages, the atrocities by Sri Lankan armed forces against the fishermen of Tamil Nadu are some of the issues that are to be raised in the Friday mass meeting, the sources added.

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