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Proclamation by Mayor of Somerville,
Sister City of Trincomalee, Eelam (Naval Base)

22 June 1981

"..The harbor of Trincomalee is one of the wonders of nature and is a strategic area in the Indian Ocean; and Trincomalee had been a purely Tamil area along with Jaffna, Mannar, Vavunia, Batticaloa and Ampara, until the administrative fusion with the Sinhalese country; and The Tamils of the island had been there from time immemorial.."

[see also Proclamation of Eelam Day by Edward J.King, Governor of Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 16 May 1979  
Human Rights for Tamils in Sri Lanka - Hon. Mario Baggio of New York in the US House of Representatives, 8 May 1980
Resolution of US Massachusetts House of Representatives Calling for the Restoration of the Separate Sovereign State of Tamil Eelam, 18 June 1981 ]


Somerville, Massachusetts  Usa,
Sister City Of  Trincomalee, Eelam (Naval Base)

Executive Department

Eugene C. Brune
Mayor

Edward Bean - Administrative Assistant
Grace A AbruzzIo  -  Administrative Assistant

 

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS The district of Trincomalee in the eastern coast of Eelam which comprises the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka has from time immemorial been extolled in the Hindu scriptures as a place of worship; and

WHEREAS The harbor of Trincomalee is one of the wonders of nature and is a strategic area in the Indian Ocean; and

WHEREAS Trincomalee had been a purely Tamil area along with Jaffna, Mannar, Vavunia, Batticaloa and Ampara, until the administrative fusion with the Sinhalese country; and

WHEREAS The Tamils of the island had been there from time immemorial; and

WHEREAS The citizens of Somerville recognized last year the domination and discrimination of the Tamils by successive Sri Lanka governments; and hence proclaimed Trincomalee and Somerville as sister cities; and

WHEREAS The citizens of Somerville continue to support the quest for Self Determination by the Tamils of Eelam.

BE IT RESOLVED:

That EUGENE C. BRUNE, MAYOR OF SOMERVILLE, in the spirit of friendship and brotherhood, do hereby proclaim June 22, 1981, as the 1st Anniversary of Eelam Tamils Day.

EUGENE C. BRUNE , Mayor

 

 

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