Jaffna Pacifies Hunger Strikers
:: 2011-06-06 16:05:15 Hours]
The hunger strike staged by the members of People Association For
Conflict Affected Areas in the Jaffna town came to an end after
the Government Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar visited them and
promised to forward their demands to officials responsible with
intervention of His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at
the earliest possible.
Mrs. Sukumar appreciated the bold step of Mr. G.V. Sahadevan and
the followers who risked their lives for the sake of unity between
communities in the country. The GA commended their decision to step
down to the street on hunger strike on behalf of Tamil population
with intention of ending their suffering at the hands of Tamil politicians
with selfish motives and foreign bodies under the influence of Tamil
The GA informed them that their readiness for sacrifice has drawn
special attention of HE the President.
being a Tamil personally commend your dedication towards the country’s
unity and wellbeing of Tamils. Together with Commander Security
Forces – Jaffna, I will take up your concerns to the HE and find
favourable solutions to them,” Mrs. Sukumar told the strikers. After
pacifying the strikers, she offered a glass of lime juice to Mr.
G.V. Sahadevan who accepted it ending three-day long hunger strike.
Mr. G.V. Sahadevan and several members of the People Association
For Conflict Affected Areas started the hunger strike Saturday (04)
demanding local Tamil politicians and the Diaspora to refrain from
issuing adverse statements and staging demonstrations against Sri
Lanka blocking fast development now taking shape in war torn areas.