Autorickshaw drivers protest over killing

[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Autorickshaw drivers in Vavuniya staged a demonstration today to protest against the killing of an autorickshaw driver by Sri Lankan police on 11 December.

The autorickshaw drivers carried banners condemning what they described as the indiscriminate killing of their colleague by Vavuniya police.

The incident occurred on 11 December at Kurumankaddu.

The Police however say that the driver was killed in a misfire incident.

The Vavuniya MP, N. Shamuganathan of PLOTE sent a strongly worded letter to Sri Lanka's Deputy minister of defence, in which he said "the continuation of such indiscriminate acts has to be considered, by us, as an attempt to destroy the Tamil people".

 

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