Funeral procession for PLOTE casualties

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 May 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The bodies of PLOTE cadres killed in a land mine attack yesterday were taken in a procession through Vavuniya today, said sources there.

The long procession, made up of lorries and auto-rickshaws was accompanied by senior PLOTE members.

The cremation of 4 PLOTE cadres is to take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

The body of one cadre, Sellathambi Pathmaseelan, alias Juli(Trincomalee), is to be taken to Trincomalee.

Streets in Vavuniya town were decorated, and photos of the PLOTE cadres killed in yesterdays mine blast were liberally pasted on walls, said sources.

Attendance was said to be low in the town's schools today.

The PLOTE military leader for Vavuniya and 4 other members were killed in a mine blast near an SLA sentry post yesterday, within a high security area.

 

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