SLA said to be behind house burglaries in Nelliyadi

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 September 2007, 01:18 GMT]
Five houses belonging to Tamils inside a high security area fully protected by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentries were burgled during curfew hours at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, civil society sources in Vadamaraadchi said. Two house owners were injured during the burglary, and cash and valuables with an estimated value of more than Rs 5m were stolen during the incident. Local residents accused SLA soldiers and members of the SLA intelligence wing of complicity in the burglaries, sources said.

The injured civilians have been admitted to the Manthikai Government Hospital.

The affected houses are located on the road joining Nelliyadi Junction and Vathiri Junction, 3 km from Point Pedro in Vadamaraadchi.

Sentries with heavy SLA presence are located in a 1 km triangular area formed by Nelliyadi junction, Vathiri Junction, and Maalisanthi Junction, inside which the said houses were located.

Although local residents informed Nelliyadi Police and the SLA camp of the burglaries, no security personnel responded to the call, civil society sources in Vadamaraadchy said. Only when Point Pedro judge Mr Ariyanayagam was informed, he communicated the information to Jaffna Military head quarters who directed security personnel to the location. Burglars had disappeared by the time security forces arrived at the crime location.

Residents say this is the first time a burglary of this magnitude has taken place in Vadamaraadchi.

Jaffna district residents have been complaining of SLA complicity in many burglaries in the peninsula. Jaffna District Court Judge, Me Vignarajah, responding to a spate of burglaries in Jaffna three months earlier said SLA officials should bear the responsibility for the burglaries that occur during curfew hours.

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.04.18 21:15   Photo
JUSU urges Tamils to mark Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance in its true spirit of uprising
18.04.18 23:03  
Cooray emerges as broker of civil contracts to occupying Sinhala military in North
17.04.18 23:31  
SL Resettlement Ministry twists figures on lands seized by Sinhala military in North
16.04.18 20:02  
Mano Ganesan challenged in Jaffna, politician complains of threat
15.04.18 10:13  
7 DS officials under pressure to collaborate with Sinhala colonisation schemes in Batticaloa
14.04.18 23:19  
Colombo schemes new type of subservient CSD colonies in Jaffna diverting foreign aid
13.04.18 23:18   Photo
SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail
12.04.18 19:03  
SL Forest department blocks access to 300 acres of agricultural lands in Ampaa'rai
11.04.18 23:20  
Tamil political prisoner launches hunger-strike at Anuradhapura prison
10.04.18 18:19  
Genocidal Sri Lanka imposes forcible military training for CSD pre-school teachers
09.04.18 11:40   Photo
Fisheries society cautiously welcomes Court decision on fishing access to Naayaa'ru Tamils
08.04.18 23:28  
Militarisation of pre-schools akin to child soldiering: NPC Education Minister
07.04.18 21:34  
Muslim politicians block relocation of SL military base in Batticaloa
06.04.18 06:35   Photo
NPC finally awakens against SL Mahaweli Authority obstructing territorial integrity of Tamil homeland
05.04.18 16:46  
Vavuniyaa Judge warns SL Attorney General against delaying tactics on TPP cases
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=23226