Zonal Deputy Director of Education shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 27 December 2010, 09:03 GMT]
Armed men who arrived in a motorbike shot and killed 52-year-old Markandu Sivalingam, the deputy director of Education, Valikaamam Zone, Sunday night at his residence in Urumpiraay in Jaffna, sending shock waves across the education sector in Jaffna. The killing of a peaceful educationalist, who recently took up the post after serving at Koappaay Teachers Training College for a long time, has taken place when Sri Lankan military had maximum deployment in Jaffna as the SL Prime Minister was visiting the city on the occasion of a Tsunami remembrance event, forcing the Tamil students to sing Sri Lankan anthem in Sinhala. Mr. Sivalingam was shot at his chest around 10:30 p.m., Koappaay police said.

A series of armed attacks have taken place in recent times in the Jaffna peninsula.

The military commander of Jaffna, Maj. Gen. Hathurusinghe made a public apology 10 days ago for the shooting incident that claimed the life of a Hindu priest in Changkaanai. The gun used in the incident belonged to the SLA, the general admitted in a press meet earlier.

The killing of Hindu priest came after Sri Lankan military threatening temples of serious consequences if any temple bell was tolled on the Heroes Day on November 27.

Now the killing of an educationalist when students of reputed schools in Jaffna were forced to sing Sri Lankan national anthem in Sinhala on Tsunami day event, has raised serious allegations on the modus operandi of the ‘armed robberies’ admittedly being carried out by ‘gangs’ that have been associated with the Sri Lankan military intelligence.

Koappaay Police brought the dead body of Mr. Sivalingam to Jaffna Teaching Hospital Sunday night.

Zonal Deputy Director of Education
The house of Deputy Zonal Director Markandu Sivalingam at Urumpiraay
Zonal Deputy Director of Education


Chronology:


Related Articles:
27.12.10   'Disaster management' observed with Sinhala anthem in Jaffna
25.12.10   Schools in Jaffna ordered to ‘sing’ Sinhala Only Sri Lanka a..

 

Latest 15 Reports
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’
11.07.16 23:03   Photo
Sinhala goons, monk erect Buddha statue by force at coastal Tamil village in East
10.07.16 23:14  
Eezham Tamils fleeing persecution expose ICE-nexus with genocidal Sri Lanka
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33283