The 18th annual commemoration of Mamanithar Kumar Ponnampalm, a former leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and a Human Rights Lawyer was held yesterday at the Head Office of Tamil National Peoples Front, in Jaffna.
Son of ” Mamanithar” Kumar Ponnambalam, Gajendrakumar, garlanded the photograph of the Late Leader, lighted commemoration lanmp and paid floral tribute.
The Front’s woman candidate Latha Koneswaran garlanded the photograph. And the Mayoral Candidate of the front for Jaffna Municipality Visvalingam Manivannan lighted the Sacrificial lamp. Kajendran, the Secretary initiated the floral tributes. Memorial lectures were delivered.
Mamanithar Kumar Ponnambalam was shot dead in Colombo by unidentified assassins on 5th January 2000 during the rule of Chandrika Kumaranathunga.
It is notable that, although 17 years have passed after the assassination, no justice has been delivered.