New SLA sentry points in Trincomalee violate CFA- Elilan

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 December 2004, 13:28 GMT]
Mr.S.Elilan, Trincomalee district political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) that the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has established several sentry points in the Trincomalee town and its suburbs after December 2nd in violation of the Ceasefire Agreement signed by the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, SLMM sources said.

Thileepan memorial meetingSeveral violent incidents took place in Trincomalee town and its suburbs after December 2nd following JVP protest against holding Heroes' Day celebrations. Thereafter SLA has started patrolling by setting up temporary sentries in the east port town. Now the SLA has started strengthening these sentry points permanent, Tamil sources said.

Mr.Elilan in his complaint to the SLMM said that six new permanent sentry points have been established, each in Srimapura, Abeyapura Buddhist shrine, Selvanayakapuram farm tank area, Mihindupura and two sentry points in the Trincomalee town and its suburbs.

Several Tamil areas are surrounded by these new sentry points and Tamil people live with fear and are about to move out of their houses to safer places, Mr.Elilan pointed out to the SLMM.

 

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