Tamil shops close to STF camp burnt down

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 October 2002, 18:47 GMT]
Two shops owned by Tamils at Pottuvil, about five hundred meters from Kanchirankuda Special Task Force camp in Ampara district, were burnt down by unidentified persons, around 12.30 a.m. Wednesday morning, sources in Ampara said.

The shops owned by Subramaniam Krishnapillai (50) and Rasiah Chandrakumar (50) were located at the Pottuvil main junction, which leads to Roopaskulam, civilian sources said.

The damages to shops have been estimated to be around three hundred and fifty thousand rupees.

Owner of one of the shops Krishnapillai told TamilNet correspondent, "I got Up to answer a call of nature around midnight and saw my shop was on fire.

"I live near the shop. I rushed to the spot with my wife where I saw about ten persons wearing trousers running away from the area. I was scared and did not go near my shop but watched everything with my wife far away from the scene. Later I returned with my wife to Sinnathodddam through a shortcut.

"The day before the incident, LTTE photographer interviewed me regarding the Kanchirankuda incident. I explained in detail every thing that took place. My daughter has joined the LTTE. Since then Kanchirankuda STF personnel has been monitoring my activities with suspicion.

"STF personnel told me to make a complaint to the SLMM stating that the LTTE had forcibly conscripted my daughter. I told them that my daughter joined the LTTE voluntarily. From then onwards STF personnel when buying goods from my shop sometimes do not pay for the goods.

The shop owner made a complaint to Mr. Chandra Nehru, Amparai district Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian in this regard Wednesday morning. On receipt of the complaint Mr. Chandra Nehru visited the scene and made representations to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission and the Officer-in-Charge of the Akkaraipattu Police.

Later OIC, Akkaraipattu Police and SLMM visited the scene. The Police has started investigation on the arson, sources said.


Latest 15 Reports
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
04.07.18 20:29  
Geneva-based human rights regime is big disappointment: Tamil political prisoners
03.07.18 23:39   Photo
Source files from one of digital cameras witnessing 2009 genocide released to public domain
02.07.18 22:55   Photo
Macro-level approach needed to confront genocidal land grab in Mullaiththeevu
Find this article at: