Frontline Socialist Party Salutes Late Senior Filmmaker Kesavarajan Navaratnam!
Posted on 01.11.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Art News with 0 Comments
Front Line Socialist Party offered salutation to Kesavarajan Navaratnam, for his contribution as a cinematographer and his courageous political and social activism.
The funeral ceremony of Kesavarajan Navaratnam who departed so suddenly was held on the 9th January in Jaffna.
Ravindra Mudalige, representing Frontline Socialist Party and Movement For Equal Rights, said “We are gathered here today to pay our last respect, even in a situation where there is a Pandemic that restricts public meeting. Since his unique contribution to Lankan Cinema and his mediation as a political and social activist…
As soon as FSP launched its political activities in the North, Comrade Lalith and Comrade Kugan were abducted and disappeared involuntarily by government security apparatus. Even though there was an imminent threat for political activism, Kesvarajan continued his political and social activism despite the danger. He also actively engaged in seeking justice for the disappeared persons in the North and the South. Mr Kesavarajan represented a specific chapter in Lankan polity, so his demise would create a political and social activism gap. We invite the young men and women in the North to join us to fill that gap and continue this important work.”
(The speech by Ravindra Mudalige made at the funeral gathering in Sinhala, translated into Tamil by Swaminathan Wimal, the senior lecturer of the University of Jaffna)