SLA, police harass ex LTTE members in Batticaloa district
[TamilNet, Monday, 18 October 2010, 15:52 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police personnel collect details of persons who had been members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and ex-combatants who had surrendered themselves and later released in Batticaloa district and use the information to check on them house by house subjecting them to harassment in the name of interrogation, P. Ariyanenthiran, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Batticaloa district parliamentarian said. The families of LTTE war heroes are also harassed by the police and SLA soldiers, according to complaints made to him by the affected persons, the MP said.
The details of the above persons are systematically collected through the Village Officers in Batticaloa district, Ariyanenthiran said.
Sri Lanka government which claims to have restored peace and stability in all parts of the country is engaged in terrorizing the Tamils by creating an atmosphere of fear in this manner, the MP further said.