Ilamparithi details SLA's CFA violations to SLMM
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 March 2006, 02:12 GMT]
Violations of the Cease Fire Agreement (CFA) by Sri Lanka Armed forces after the February Geneva talks were pointed out to the officials of the Jaffna Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) when Jaffna district Political Head of the LTTE, Mr. C. Ilamparuthi, met the SLMM officials Monday 10 a.m at the LTTE Jaffna district Political Secretariat in Pallai, sources said.
"I have raised complaints to the SLMM on armed EPDP cadres roaming the streets protected by Sri Lanka army and police with the intent to create fear and obstruct people voting in the forthcoming local elections," Ilamparithi told the press after the meeting.
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has banned fishermen from Kayts, Melinchimunai and Thampatti regions to fish using mechanised boats during nights. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has prevented vehicles and pedestrians from using the Point Pedro-Kodikamam road and forcing them to commute through private land causing distress to passengers and damage to properties, added Ilamparithi.
He further referred to the construction of SLA sentry points in private lands using timber from palmyrah palms indiscriminately felled inside private properties.
"The SLA continues cordon searches and enter compounds even in the nights causing panic among the residents. The Tamil paramilitary cadres are issued with weapons by SLA Intelligence unit to create conflict between opposing groups," Ilamparithi told the SLMM.
"I have detailed these CFA violations by the Sri Lanka Government security forces and stressed the urgent need to implement the written agreement from Geneva talks," Ilamparithi further told the press.