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Non-violent direct action campaign begins in Jaffna-50th Anniversary of 1961 Tamil Satyagraha-2

Feb 27, 2011 4:24:19 PM- transcurrents.com

by D.B.S. Jeyaraj

The Throne Speech outlining the policies and plans of the new Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Government of Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike was delivered on August 12th 1960.

In a move that pleased the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) known in English as the Federal Party (FP) a Tamil translation was read out simultaneously . The tone and content of the Throne speech was a disappointment to the party as it did not make any reference to matters pertaining to the setting up of district councils and implementation of Tamil language in the administrative and judicial spheres. [Click to read in full ~ dbsjeyaraj.com]