EPDP cadres roam Jaffna islet armed

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 February 2006, 14:40 GMT]
Alalasundaram Satheesh, a cadre of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), a paramilitary group working with Sri Lanka Government, armed with a hand gun and communications equipment belonging to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), was patrolling residential areas of Jaffna islet of Delft Friday night around 8 p.m., sources in Delft said. Residents remained indoors without venturing out to get provisions in local shops, local residents said.

Vadamaradchi area co-ordinator for EPDP, Razik, is also reported to be openly brandishing his hand pistol in residential areas of Delft, sources said.

A general atmosphere of fear prevails in Delft areas due to the presence of armed EPDP paramilitaries, residents said.

 

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