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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2867

After Foot march, straight to Geneva to canvas support for international probe on war crimes

Colombo, 11 September, (

M.K.Sivajilingham and Ananthi Sashitharan – the two Northern Province Councilors from the Tamil National Alliance were on the second day of their protest foot march – Patha yathira, demanding an international war crimes probe in the final stages of the military conflict which lasted up to 19 May 2009.

Both started the March yesterday at 9 AM from Kilinochchi and finished at Elephant Pass. And today, they commenced their march at 9 AM from Elephant Pass and stopped at Palai.

Sivajilingham told Asian Tribune that they would commence their third day’s march from Palai up to Meesalai, fourth day it would be from Meesalai to Navatkuli and on the 5th day, the march would finally commence at Navatkuli and expected to conclude at Nallur Kandasamy Kovil’s outer court.

Sivajilingham said that on the first day of their march, they were visited by Gajendrakumar Ponnampalam along with former TNA MP Kajenthiran and Prof . Sivanathan at Kilinochchi.

He also said they that were today joined by Kajendrakumar at Puthukaddu Junction and he participated in the march up to Palai.

Ananthi Sasitharan said , when contacted that after the completion of the foot march, she as an affected woman, on behalf of those who were affected and in her capacity as the link person of the Missing Persons Relatives’ Association, would visit Geneva to canvass support from the member country representatives participating in the Human Rights Commission session, to urge them to support for an international mechanism – war crimes probe.

- Asian Tribune -

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