World Tamil Confederation 26th & 27th July, 2003 - Pondicherry, India [I Year Anniversary]Madurai, Ulaga Tamilar Peramaipuu – World Tamil Confederation, a proxy LTTE organization in Tamil Nadu headed by P. Nedumaran, unanimously resolved in the presence of two TNA Parliamentarians, that Katchativu which was ceded by the Government of India to Sri Lanka Government in 1974, has to be retrieved back immediately and brought under the Tamil Nadu state government’s administration. It has been pointed out that Katchativu has to be retrieved back to stop the miseries and hardships the Tamil Nadu fishermen are presently undergoing.

To commemorate the sixth year completion of the Ulaga Tamilar Peramaipuu – World Tamil Confederation, it held the World Tamil Writers Conference last Saturday at Madurai, in Tamil Nadu. P. Nedumaran, President of the Ulaga Tamilar Peramaipuu presided.

Sri Lankan parliamentarians from the Tamil National Alliance Mavai Senathirajah , and Sivajilingham participated in the conference as guest speakers on behalf of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

At the conclusion of the conference, it was unanimously resolved in the presence if those two Sri Lankan Parliamentarians, that Indian Government must retrieve Katchativu from Sri Lanka immediately.

Furthermore, the conference unanimously resolved that in the last 25 years, Sinhalese Navy has shot and killed more than 400 Tamil Nadu fishermen within India’s territorial waters. Also many hundred crores rupees worth of fishing vessels, gears and nets belonged to Tamil Nadu fishermen were destroyed by the Sinhalese Government’s Navy. The conference urged that Indian Government must come forward to obtain from the Sinhalese Government adequate compensations for those killed as well as to the vessels and nets that has been destroyed.

The other resolution dealt with the granting of Indian citizenship to the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees languishing in Tamil Nadu for the last 25 years.

Also Ulaga Tamilar Peramaipuu pointed out that Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the Tamil Nadu are a group of discarded people and therefore they have to be entrusted with the UNHCR to look after their welfare in the future.

Source – Asian Tribune –

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