protest to the resolution to be brought against Sri Lanka in Geneva
was shown by the people of Jaffna on Wednesday (20) in a massive
protest march in the Jaffna city centre. Nearly 7000 civilians
including men and women and rehabilitated former LTTE members
from different parts of the peninsula joined the protest march
that started from the Muniyappan Kovil close to the public library
around 10.00 a.m.
holding National Flags, shouted slogans condemning the America’s
effort to undermine the Sri Lanka’s hard-earned peace and expressed
their solidarity to the government of Sri Lanka and the His Excellency
march proceeded along the Muniswaran road, hospital road, Palaly
road, Stanley road and Kasturiyar road before it reached close
to the Jaffna main bus stand where they set fire to effigies of
leading foreign figures who are canvassing votes for the US-backed
resolution against Sri Lanka.
after a peaceful protest handed over a memorandum to the office
of the Northern Governor urging onward actions to stop the Geneva
effort against Sri Lanka.
spokesman Daya Master and a few community leaders led the protest.