Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Tilak Thirumavalavan addressed the gathering as a special guest:
The conference is called the ‘Economic Recovery Conference’ in the sense that the economy is stuck with someone and needs to be recovered.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) supports the demand for a separate welfare state for traders. Small traders are the ones who suffer when the prices of essential commodities go up or down. Despite the rise in petrol and diesel prices and the rise in tariffs, it is the small traders who are suffering.
If small traders are not to be affected, the government should control the rise in petrol and diesel prices and tariff hikes. Suffering from small traders is not just a Coimbatore market problem. National level problem.
Big, big corporates are spreading like wildfire in India. In the name of globalization and liberalization, state-owned public sector companies are being privatized. We fought as hard as we could in Parliament to prevent foreign direct investment; But could not prevent.
Agricultural laws were withdrawn after a year-long struggle by farmers. Similarly, foreign direct investment in retail can be prevented through a series of struggles by traders. Thirumavalavan said the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would always stand by the protection of traders.