News In Brief:

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 March 1999, 13:59 GMT]
Christians protest against timing of prvincial council elections and Batticaloa youth shot dead by Army.

Christians protest against election timing

Several hundred catholics demonstrated after Sunday mass in nearly 100 churches in Wattale, Kandane, Negombo and Morattuwa, protesting against government plans to hold elections for five Provincial Councils on Maundy Thursday, that falls on April 1.

Rev. Gamini Perera, of the Colombo Bishop House said that demonstrations went on peacefully.

"The demonstrations were not against the Government or in support of any political parties", he added.

Last week, the Sri Lanka Attorney General filed a motion on behalf of the Elections Commissioner in the supreme court seeking its permission to postpone scheduled PC elections.


Batticaloa youth shot dead

The Sri Lankan Army shot dead a youth at Vanthaarumoolai on Valaichchenai road. His body was handed over to the Eeravur Hospital this morning.

The Army said that they recovered a grenade from the youth.

Meanwhile the SLA said that they had recovered two Claymore mines at Mylambaaveli in the Batticaloa district yesterday.

They said that the mines are belived to have been placed to carry out an attack on an army convoy on the Batticaloa - Polannaruwa road.

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
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
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2986