“Trinco district turned into military garrison”- Sampanthan

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 December 2009, 15:30 GMT]
Rajavarothiam Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian brought to the notice of the parliament that Trincomalee district is being turned into military garrison day by day by the Sri Lanka Army and historic Hindu Koayils there are being desecrated and destroyed to settle Buddhist Sinhalese in traditional Tamil villages. He cited the recent incident where unidentified gangs had desecrated the several centuries’- old Sivan Koayil called as Agasthiyar Thaapanam and located in Kanguveali. He added the said temple was founded by Hindu sage Agasthiyar. He said the government agent of the district is a retired Major General in the Sri Lanka Army and the governor of the eastern province is a retired naval commander.

He accused both are responsible are behind making Trincomalee district a garrison. He said so while speaking during the debate Tuesday on the motion to extend the State of Emergency for another month.

Mr.Sampanthan represents the Trincomalee electoral district in Sri Lanka parliament.

He requested the government to stop immediately the militarization of Trincomalee district and to reduce the extent of land that is brought under the high security zone to minimum and allow Tamil people to go back to their villages.

 

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