Funeral of Kanniya Tamil youth held
[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 April 2006, 08:22 GMT]
Kanniya resettled Tamil community plunged into deep grief and sorrow when the funeral of seventeen year old Pakkiaraja Baskaran alias Batchcha, a member of a resettled family was held Sunday morning in the Kanniya cemetery. SLA soldiers took the youth into custody Friday evening. Later he
was shot and killed allegedly by SLA soldiers, civil sources said.
Family members mourn near the coffin of 17 year old Pakkiaraja Baskaran at the Kanniya village in Trincomalee, 23 April, 2006. (Photo: Reuters/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi)
Workers of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO), which has undertaken the rehabilitation, and resettlement of war-devastated Kanniya village attended the funeral and consoled resettled families, sources said.
The Uppuveli Police provided protection for the funeral, sources said.