Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C.V.K. Sivagnanm has condemned the burning of the effigy of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran at a Jaffna demonstration as utterly unacceptable.
He made this observation when Councilor Denniswaran raised this issue at a meeting of the Northern Provincial Council held recently. Denniswaran stated that it was unfortunate it was done at a rally at a time unity of the Tamils is essential. It is condemnable.
Councilor Ananthy stated that she was herself present at the rally when the effigy was burnt. The person who did it might have done so as he had been over emotional. It was not planned.
Councilor Jeyanathan dismissed the view that the burning of Sumanthiran’s effigy was unintentional. It cannot be easily said so. It had been pre planned. The effigy had been prepared and brought to the venue. It was done in the presence of so many responsible persons.