A Protest rally and a special religious “pooja” was held on last Wednesday 12th September at Sri Karumankadu Kali Kovil (Temple) in vavunia. Demanding the release of political prisoners and the truth with regard to the disappeared persons.
This was specially organised to show the delegates of the commonwealth parliamentary Association meeting in Colombo taking place at present, the repressive nature and farcical promises of the Mahinda Rajapaksha regime.
This event organised by world prisoners Day drew a large gathering of mainly mothers of those victims / prisoners who have been searching for their loved ones gone missing without a trace or being incarcerated by the brutal regime of Mahinda Rajapaksha for years without any charge.
All anti government political parties took part in this event. Tamil National Alliance, Democratic People’s Front and United Socialist Party represented at the protest.
MPs Mavai Senadhiraja, Suresh Pramachandran, Selvam Adaikkilanathan, Siva Shakith Anandan of Tamil National Alliance, V. Anada Sangari of TULF, kumara Gurubaran of DLF and Srinath Perera of the United Socialist Party spoke at the gathering.
Report by : Srinath & Dhammika