LTTE, SLMM discuss Trincomalee ground situation

[TamilNet, Sunday, 11 June 2006, 12:09 GMT]
Members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Trincomalee district Sunday morning met with the political leadership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and discussed the ground situation in the district. The discussion was held at the LTTE district secretariat located in Sampoor in Muttur east, LTTE sources said.

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Mr.S.Elilan, LTTE Trincomalee district political head briefed the SLMM monitors on the spate of killings of Tamil speaking civilians in the government controlled areas in the Trincomalee district. He brought to the notice of the SLMM monitors that on Saturday two Tamil civilians were shot dead and another severely wounded, all three were passengers in a bus from Muttur to Trincomalee.

Mr.Elilan further told SLMM that on Sunday two civilians- one a Muslim and another a Tamil- were shot dead when they were transporting firewood in two carts by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) who waited in ambush in the Kinniya division. State armed forces and their paramilitary groups are openly engaged in the atrocities, Mr.Elilan told the Monitors.

The SLMM monitors are reported to have expressed their deep concern over the increase of indiscriminate killings of Tamil speaking civilians in the government controlled areas in the Trincomalee district, LTTE sources said.

Meanwhile, Muttur Magistrate Mr.Manickavasagar Ganesharajah directed the Police to arrest the suspects connected with the killings of two Tamil civilians including a 12-year old boy on Saturday afternoon at Puliyadichchanthi in the government controlled Muttur town. He made the order after recording statements of four witnesses, Saturday evening at the Muttur government hospital, legal sources said.

One of the witnesses had told the Magistrate that he could identify the person who shot at the civilians. Hence the Magistrate directed the Police to arrest the suspect, legal sources said.

It was revealed at the inquest that the person who committed the crime was also travelling in the same bus from Muttur bus stand up to Puliyadichchanthi where he fired at fellow passengers, disembarked and then fled from the scene in a motorbike, said.


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