PLOTE - TELO shootout in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Monday, 17 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Three members of the TELO were wounded in a shoot out between the organisation and the PLOTE in Vavuniya last night. One of the injured is Kuhan, the TELO's Vavuniya district organiser.

He was admitted to the Anuradhapura hospital today. The shoot-out took place in the Poonthottam area in the Vavuniya town around 10 p.m. last night.

A van belonging to the TELO was burnt on the spot.

The fracas began when two members of the PLOTE on their way home were accosted by some TELO cadres. The PLOTE members were beaten up by them following an argument. In retaliation, the PLOTE beat up some TELO members in the area.

Following this, the TELO district organiser and his men drove up to Kovil Kulam where the PLOTE has its main camp and severely assaulted two sentries there.

Both had to be admitted to hospital. Then a heavily armed group of PLOTE cadres tracked down Kuhan and his men in Poonthottam around 10 p.m. and fired on their vehicle.

The TELO cadres ran away leaving behind their vehicle, carrying their wounded. The situation in the Poonthottam area is tense today following the incident.

The Police and the army in Vavuniya town have not interfered in the matter.


Latest 15 Reports
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
15.07.16 23:51   Photo
Encouraged by US appeasement, SL military strengthens genocidal grip on North
14.07.16 23:52  
SL Commander of 58 Division twists lists at Mullaiththeevu Magistrates’ Court
13.07.16 23:31   Photo
SL military deployed to rob material remains of houses in Valikaamam North ‘HSZ’ 
12.07.16 13:10   Photo
Colombo demonstrates military diktats over resettlement in Jaffna after Geneva ‘update’
Find this article at: