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Australian Tamils call for end
Over 1200 Tamils from across Australia gathered in front of their national parliament on Monday, May 29, to raise the voices in concert with the global protest campaign organised by the Tamil Diaspora. Between 10am and 2pm, the people gathered were addressed by parliamentarians from all sides of Australian politics, religious dignitaries, people who had been to the homelands and many more. The parliamentarians expressed their conviction that the gathering had conveyed the level of support amongst the Diaspora for the Tamil cause. Some parliamentarians undertook to convey this message of support to the rest of the politicians.
Australian Parliamentarians, who were present in Canberra as the
parliament was in session, addressed the gathering. Among those who
John Murphy MP,
Laurie Ferguson MP and
Louise Markus MP. Apologies were received from Kate Ellis MP and
Bob McMullan MP. A supportive message from
Senator Kerry Nettle was also read out.
Others to address the gathering included Dr Brian Senewiratne, Mr Ana Pararajasingham, Mr Thanapalasingham and Dr Victor Rajakulendran. Several others also spoke, including a number of youths who had first hand experience of life in the Tamil homelands.
Of note was a feature display depicting a number of incidents
that have recently occurred in Tamil areas. The
killing of Joseph Pararajasingham MP, the four bodies of the
family in Allaipiddy who were shot in their sleep, the man from
Allaipiddy who was shot as he pleaded for his life and the discovery
of the body of journalist Taraki,
Dharmaretnam Sivaram, were all depicted. Another display,
representing the international community's reaction to the Sri
Lankan government, showed the three monkeys, who see no evil, hear
no evil and say no evil.
'உரிமைக்குரல்" எழுச்சி ஒன்றுகூடல் [courtesy: www.tamilnaatham.com ]
வடக்கு-கிழக்கில் தமிழர் தாயகத்தில் தொடர்ச்சியாக நடைபெற்று வரும்
தமிழ் மக்கள் படுகொலைகளை கண்டித்தும் இந்த வன்முறைகள் தொடர்பாக
சிறிலங்கா அரசை சர்வதே சமூகம் கண்டனம் செய்ய வலியுறுத்தியும்
'உரிமைக்குரல்" எழுச்சி ஒன்றுகூடல் நிகழ்வு இன்று திங்கட்கிழமை
(29.05.06) அவுஸ்திரேலியாவில் பேரெழுச்சியுடன் நடைபெற்றது.