Troops bar MPs from village

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 April 2002, 22:55 GMT]
Two Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians, Mr.Selvam Adaikalanathan and Mr.M.K.Sivajilingam were refused permission by the Sri Lanka Army Thursday evening to enter Kudathanai village in Vadamarachchi East area in Jaffna district.

"We wanted to see the plight of Tamil people in living in the village. But the army personnel stopped and asked us to bring permit from higher authorities to enter the village," Mr.Adaikalanathan told reporters.

Kudathanai is located about three kilometres north west of Nagar Kovil, where the SLA maintains a major base complex.

 

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