Plunder for business, double enterprise of Sri Lanka Army
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 January 2010, 16:25 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army deployed in Mullaiththeevu has started dismantling and destroying the houses belonging to the Tamils, an eye-witness who recently visited Ki'linochchi and Mullaiththeevu districts told TamilNet Tuesday. The SLA soldiers were seen shifting valuable timber used in buildings, windows and doors to other Sinhalese areas through Weli-ioya.
The SLA has also opened up motor spare parts shops at Maangku'lam along A9 route and selling the vehicle parts belonging to displaced Tamils.
A bicycle can be bought for Rs. 500 at the SLA-operated spare parts shop.
The eye-witness also reported that he had seen more than 100,000 motorcycles and similar amount of tractors, many buses, vans, cars, bicycles lying on the roadside.
In many areas Army is dismantling the vehicles and smuggling the spare parts to other areas including Vavuniyaa.