Jaffna troops turn on each other

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 12 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
A Corporal in the SLA base at Thallady in the Mannar district shot and killed two of his colleagues today - one is a Corporal and the other is a soldier. The reason for the murders was not available immediately but military analysts say that it reflects a trend in the SLA camps in the war zones of the island's northeast.

In another incident on Sunday Nov. 9, a lieutenant of the Sri Lankan army camp in the cement factory at Kankesanthurai in Jaffna shot dead 2nd lieutenant M. Banda and soldier Kapil Karunarathna.

The lieutenant was identified as N.G Aruna Shantha. He had shot dead the two men on Sunday evening following an altercation with them. The lieutenant was produced before the Jaffna magistrate yesterday and was remanded till Nov. 22.

"All conflicts create cycles of violence which in particularly insidious wars of attrition sometimes turn inwards. War weariness and long exposure to violence very often give rise to this trend among soldiers who are camped for long periods in hostile territory" said a military analyst.


Latest 15 Reports
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
Find this article at: