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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

President Rajapakse to deliver commemorative lecture on Amir

[b]President Rajapakse to deliver commemorative lecture on Amirthalingam[/b]

[b]Colombo, 10 April, ( [/b]After a long lapse a commemoration lecture on the late Appapillai Amirthalingam, the elected leader of the Tamils and the successor to S. J. V. Chelvanayakam, the founding father of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (Federal Party) will be held by The Asian Tribune at the BMICH in Colombo.

President Mahinda Rajapakse will deliver the commemoration lecture. The commemoration lecture will be held in July, 2006, on the 17th death anniversary of the late Amirthalingham.

This is the first time that the head of the state will deliver a commemorative lecture on a Tamil leader. The first and the last time it was held were under the aegis of M. Sivasithamparam, the veteran Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) leader, who became the President of the TULF after the demise of S.J.V.Chelvanayakam.

Asian Tribune, together with the World Institute of Asian Studies (WIAS), initiated this commemorative lecture to honor the services rendered by late Amirthalingham, to the Sri Lankan national politics and to the Tamil community in particular.

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