TELO funerals amid apprehension

[TamilNet, Thursday, 11 February 1999, 08:10 GMT]
Most shops in Vavuniya were closed and few people were on the streets today fearing trouble as the TELO prepares for the funeral of its three cadres who were shot dead by the PLOTE on Monday, February 8. Few students turned up for classes in the town's schools.

The PLOTE is on full alert in the suburb of Kovilkulam; cadres of this paramilitary organisation are patrolling this part of the town with weapons and clubs said residents.

The TELO is geared up too for any move by the PLOTE against it in the suburbs of Pandariakulam and Vairavappuliyankulam.

Meanwhile, the arrangements have been made with the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) to fly the body of the civilian, Krishnapillai Rajkumar, 29, who was killed in the cross fire when the PLOTE attacked and killed the TELO cadres on February 8 to his home town in Jaffna today.

Community leaders and some government officials expressed anguish that nothing is being done by the SLA to stop the two Tamil paramilitaries operating under its instructions and supervision from engaging in Mafia style shoot outs in the crowded suburbs of Vavuniya.

A senior Tamil member of Parliament in Colombo said that the SLA will do little to rein in the feuding paramilitaries in Vavuniya because the army and the Sri Lankan government stand to gain by such opportunities to make the Tamils abhor the armed youth among them in general.

It is an attitude, which the SLA hopes, will similarly affect in the long term the way the Tamil people perceive the Liberation Tigers (LTTE), the MP added.


Related Articles:
09.01.99   News in Brief:

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2866