Thenmaradchchi residents complain of army harassment

[TamilNet, Friday, 26 August 2005, 12:10 GMT]
Members of the Sri Lanka Army Intelligence Unit stationed in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district are reportedly harassing the residents whom they consider supporters of LTTE, human rights activists have complained to civil authorities.

Army intelligence personnel visit houses of selected residents and threatening inmates in harsh language for supporting LTTE, sources said.

In another incident that took place Friday a group of soldiers surrounded a house where a member of Thamileelam Students Forum has been staying and warned him severely. The matter was immediately brought to the notice of Mr.S.Gajendran, Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian. Mr.Gajendran later went to Chavakachcheri and met with civil leaders of the areas. He condemned the SLA action, sources said.

 

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