Tamil Diplomat

Jaffna goes into festive mood for the TPC’s Grand Rally ‘Ezhuha Thamizh’ which commenced at two points and proceeding towards Jaffna Esplanade

The Ezhuha Thamizh rally under aegis of Tamil People’s Council geared to a start with rallies starting at Nallur and Parameswara Junction and currently proceeding towards Jaffna esplanade amidst various slogans being shouted aloud and blaring loud speakers playing songs of the Liberation struggle.

Large and unprecedented crowds of people with banners and placards are flowing in human waves along the routes. Hundreds of Local and international Tamizh Organizations have openly pledged support for the rally.

While one of the two main Tamil dailies gave a wide coverage about rally scheduled today, Other was void of any news whatsoever regarding the rally. A person came from Palai said that all the Shops except food shops from Palai junction have been closed.

The CM, NPC, C.V.Wigneswaran, a Co-Chair of TPC  started off the rally at 10.07 a.m.from Nallur  and is expected to address the people at the esplanade. Gajendrakumar Ponnampalm, Suresh Premachandran, V. Ananthasangaree are among those present at the point. Large number Christian Clergy are to be seen among the participants. Another Co-Chair of TPC, Heart Specialist, P.Luxman will proclaim the declaration of the day.

People are moving in a kilometer long procession with Motorcyclists waiting to follow.

The list of Organizations which had pledged support appears below:

Jaffna Sinmaya Mission

Association for justice and Peace of the Jaffna diocese

Veenakana Kuru peedam

Saiva Maha sabai

Federation of Hindu Clergy

International Hindu Priest’s Federation

University of Jaffna Teacher’s Association

University of Jaffna Employees Union

University of Jaffna Federations of Students

Ceylon Teacher’s Association

All Ceylon Tamil Teacher’s Association

Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO)

All Ceylon Tamil Congress

Democratic People’s Congress

Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF)

Auto owner’s Union

People’s Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOT)

Northern Province Union of the Fishermen’s Cooperative Societies Federations.

Northern Province Hair Dresser’s Union

Thirunelvely Public Market vendors union

Vali-North Resettlement and Rehabilitation Association

Mallavi Traders Association

Jaffna District Timber Depot Owner’s Union.

Tamil National Cultural Council

Chavakacheri Industrial merchants union.

Tamil Civil Society Organization

Jaffna District Citizen’s Committee

 Mannar District Citizen’s Committee

Mannar District Federation of public Organization.

 Women Societies.

Tamil Lawyer’s Union for Political Human Right

Coordinating Committee for Missing Persons

Association for release of political Prisoners.

Northern Province Pre-School Teachers’ Association.

Northern Province Association of  People, Parents, Guardians  of Arrested persons.

Federation of Human Rights Activists of North and East.

Trader’s Association Mulliyawalai, Mankulam, Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaitheevu, Odduchuddan.

Kilinochchi – District Citizen Committee, Federation of Famers of Kilinochchi – Iranaimadu

Association of Private Tuition Centres, Private Bus owners Society, Market traders Association, Karaichchi Division Women’s Organization

Valikamam Fishermen Cooperative Societies Federation

International Hindu youths Federation.

World Tamil Organization

Tamil Progressive Alliance

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

All Ceylon Government General Employees union

Thamizhaka Valvurimai Party

Marumalarchchi Thravida Munetra Kazhakam

Thravidar Viduthalai Kazhakam

Thamizh Thesiya Periyakkam

Hindu People’s Party.

Laywer’s Association of Chennai High Courts.

Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Party

Thanthai Periyar Thravida Kazhakam

Several other public organizations including Farmer unions, Sports Clubs and Village in their numbers had pledged their support for the unprecedented Rally

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