Paramilitary groups seek role in captured areas

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 March 1999, 12:37 GMT]
Two Tamil paramilitary groups, the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) and the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) have sought permission from the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) to operate in Irani Iluppankulam, an area which was captured recently by the SLA.

Military wing leader of the PLOTE, Mr. Manikadasan, said his organisation wishes to extend its activities in the newly captured area to render necessary help to the civilians there.

Meanwhile Deputy Minister of Defence, General Anurudha Ratwatte said in the Sri Lankan Parliament, while moving a motion on extending state of emergency, that the Government forces are consolidating their positions areas captured by the 'Operation Rana Gosa'.

Douglas Devananda, EPDP parliamentarian and the group's leader, said that the north east conflict could be solved only through a set of political proposals.

He warned that harmony between the two main communities in the island would be affected if the government plans to find a military solution.

John Amaratunge, a UNP parliamentarian, urged the government to lift the state of emergency in areas where Provincial Council elections are to be held.

He said that unruly incidents would take place during the elections if the state of emergency continues to be maintained in theseareas.

While condemning the Gampola incident - which the UNP has been blamed for - Amaratunge stressed the importance of conducting an investigation to find out the reasons for such incidents.


Latest 15 Reports
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
01.07.18 10:20  
Champoor Tamils experience trauma as Colombo trains marine forces in occupied Moothoor East
30.06.18 22:08   Photo
Colombo accelerates delinking of Tamil-speaking demographic contiguity in North-East
29.06.18 23:05   Photo
Sinhala colonisation chokes off territorial contiguity of Tamil homeland at Thennai-maravadi
28.06.18 23:38  
Sinhalas have come in big way, as opening of Kandyan Kingdom: Rt Rev Jebanesan
Find this article at: