Jaffna SLN misdemeanors laid bare
[TamilNet, Friday, 18 March 2005, 16:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) soldiers were caught by officials of
the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) near Crow Island in Jaffna
Thursday with fish forcibly seized from local fishermen, sources said.
HRCSL officials immediately brought this to the notice of the Jaffna area
command of the Sri Lanka Army for disciplinary action against the errand navy
personnel, sources said.
HRCSL officials caught the SLN personnel by surprise when they visited the site unannounced after complaints were made by fishermen that navy soldiers regularly
plunder their catch when they return shore after fishing in Crow Island sea
area, sources said.