Over 16000 Tamils in Jaffna protest against LTTE terrorism
Tamil civilians in Jaffna today (Dec 21) staged a
massive protest against atrocities committed against them by the LTTE
terrorists. According to the defence.lk special correspondent in Jaffna,
over 16000 civilians marched peacefully from Kaithadi to Chawakachcheri
this morning displaying banners and placards with slogans against the
The protestors demanded the LTTE to let them live in
peace and to free the Tamils held hostage in Wanni LTTE hiding areas.
One participant to the march speaking to defence.lk
called the LTTE leader a coward, who is trying to save his life by
hiding under shield of innocent civilians.
"All the civilians are in the view that the damaged
caused to the Sri Lankan Tamils by the LTTE is irrecoverable. They say
that the graveyards are the only achievement of the LTTE" said our
"There were many elderly parents who called LTTE
leader V. Prabhakaran, a curse upon Tamils that devoured generations of
Tamil children" he added.
Meanwhile, the protestors took a special note of the
support received by the LTTE from the Tamil Diaspora.
"There were many banners requesting the Tamils living
aboard to stop funding LTTE and let the Sri Lankan Tamils to live in
"'We are not pawns of your game of tribalism' was the
message they wanted to convey to those who support the LTTE", said our
correspondent citing the organizers of the protest.
Also, the organizers told defence.lk that the true
voice of Sri Lankan Tamils is barred by LTTE hired hands in the
international media. They added the world should recognize that the true
aspirations of Sri Lankan Tamils have nothing to do with fanatic
ambitions of the LTTE leader.
"Our protest will continue until the world realizes
that Sri Lankan Tamils do not want to be a property of a terrorists
outfit" they added.