Jaffna commander takes punitive steps

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Jaffna town commander Brigadier. Susantha Mendis called all Grama Sevakas (village officers) in the Jaffna town and Nallur Divisional Secretary (D.S, formerly AGA) divisions for a meeting at the 51-2 Brigade HQ at Gnanam's Hotel at 9.30 a.m. this morning.

He instructed the officers that they should not issue food stamps to people with a monthly income above 1500 rupees.

The Grama Sevakas who went for the meeting said they were perturbed by the development as this would put a large number of the poor in Jaffna town and Nallur in dire straits, and because the government has only stipulated an income ceiling of 1800 rupees to qualify for the receipt of poor relief- food stamps.

The SLA commander also instructed the Grama Sevakas that they should not sign travel permits to Colombo for Jaffna civilians for clearance by the army except in the case of weddings, funerals and medical treatment.

He told them that as they sign Colombo travel forms for army screening indiscriminately, a massive backlog of paper work has accumulated, creating administrative problems for the SLA in Jaffna.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.09.16 16:10   Photo
15,000 Tamils attend historic uprising in Jaffna, reject Unitary Constitution, ITAK draws flak
23.09.16 23:35  
Tamil POWs denounce Colombo's latest announcement, continue fast
22.09.16 22:26  
Mobilisation towards ‘Ezhuka Thamizh’ uprising in Jaffna gains momentum
21.09.16 18:56  
Sinhala colonists step up assaults on Tamil cattle herders in Batticaloa
20.09.16 22:55  
‘Reconciliation prospects’ look as grim as ever: Rev Fr Mangalarajah
19.09.16 23:02  
Tamil POWs relaunch hunger-strike, urge cases to be heard at Jaffna, Vavuniyaa
18.09.16 19:42  
Colombo deploys discrimination in housing assistance to Peasaalai war-affected families
17.09.16 22:18  
SL Intelligence sabotages NPC-organised medical inspections on ex-LTTE members
16.09.16 23:16   Photo
Catholic Peace Mission in Jaffna challenges Colombo’s propaganda on ‘reconciliation’
15.09.16 22:06   Photo
Maharaja TV promotes genocidal military culture through ‘welfare’ projects in North-East
14.09.16 23:42   Photo
Sinhala colonists advance 3 km further into Batticaloa, erect 2nd Buddhist temple in 1 year
13.09.16 17:19  
Sirisena's Forest Department escalates appropriations of lands from Tamils in Vanni
12.09.16 07:12  
Colombo's desecration of Tamil Heroes Cemetery comes to light as SLA vacates Kanakapuram
11.09.16 23:46  
Lawyers demand UN action into allegations of Colombo deploying chemical substances on POWs
10.09.16 09:20  
Colombo’s Fishing Ministry accelerates structural genocide with EU ‘certificate’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=333