Decentralise power for Tamils without delay; Says Vigneshwaran commemorating those who died at war
Lamps were lit and poojas were held in several areas in the North and the East to commemorate those who died during the war.
One such commemorative ceremony was held at Wellamulliwaikal in Mullaitivu with the participation of Northern Provincial chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.
Our correspondent stated that Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, TNA MPs Selvam Addaikalanathan, Mawai Senadhirajah, Suresh Premachandran and Provincial Councilor Anandi Shashidharan were also present at the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering, Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said that they should take swift action to decentralize power for the maximum benefit of the Tamil speaking people.
He also said that the government should come to a decision with the international community with regard to the political aspirations of Tamil speaking people.
Later the Chief Minister has participated in another commemorative ceremony held at Naguleshwaran Kovil in Kirimalai.
Meanwhile, lecturers, non academic staff and a group of students of Jaffna University lit lamps in the campus premises in remembrance of those who died in war.
In addition, similar ceremonies to remember those died in war have been organized in several areas including Vakarai and Ampara.
The Mullaitivu Magistrate has issued an injunction prohibiting a proposed LTTE remembrance ceremony to be held in the Mullaitivu police area.
The order was issued after police filed a motion to the court.
Accordingly, holding LTTE commemorative ceremonies within the area is prohibited for 14 days with effect from today.
However Police Media Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that legal action will be taken against the organizers who hold ceremonies to commemorate terrorists within the Mullaitivu police area.