Farming abandoned due to STF action - MP
[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 August 2000, 06:08 GMT]
Mr. Pon Selvarasa, Tamil United Liberation Front MP for Batticaloa said Thursday that farmers in Vaalaikkaalai, about 25 kilometers southwest of Batticaloa, have been compelled to abandon cultivation due to the activities of the Special Task Force (STF) commandos in the area.
In a letter faxed to the Sri Lankan President today he points out that civilians and farmers in Vaalaikkaalai feel insecure and are scared to move about in the area even during the day.
Four civilians, including a Village Officer, have been shot dead in this area since July 10.
Two were killed on July 10 and two on August 15.
16.08.00 Ambush kills 2 civilians