Occupying Army adds insult to injury in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 May 2011, 22:32 GMT]
The commander of the occupying genocidal Army of Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. Mahinda Hathurusinghe accompanied by large number of troops on Saturday visited the Changkaanai Murugamoorthi temple where the chief priest was killed and his two sons were fatally injured in a vicious firing, during a time when the occupiers were terrorising the people of Jaffna after the Heroes Day last November. “A special Pooja to invoke blessing on Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and the troops serving in Jaffna was held,” said the website of the genocidal Army, adding that the Army prayed to stay more and more in Jaffna. Besides adding insult to injury, it was a subtle show of intimidation aimed at silencing or twisting evidence, observers said.

SLA in Changkaanai Murugamoorthi temple
Hathurusinghe in half uniform, performing rituals in May 2011 at the Changkaanai Murukamoorthi temple, the priest of which was allegedly killed by SL military intelligence


Occupying military’s intelligence unit is widely accused for the real terrorist way of firing at the temple priests, in a locality that is fully under the control and presence of the occupying troops.

Hathurusinghe first accused former LTTE cadres, but the strong nature of evidences forced him to concede the ‘use of SL Army gun’ in the incident, which he said the former LTTE cadres might have had borrowed from corrupt troops.

Two alleged assailants and two SL military personnel ‘suspected’ for giving guns were arrested, but subsequently the courts released all of them.

Informed sources say with certainty that the real culprits were part of a full-time paramilitary trained and armed by the SL military intelligence.

The attack in the temple that had no other motivation other than terrorising the people killed the chief priest. His two sons, fatally injured, still find life difficult.

SLA in Changkaanai Murugamoorthi temple
SLA soldiers at the prayer show at the Hindu temple of Changkaanai Murukamoorthi in May 2011


On Saturday, Mahinda Hathurusighe and his troops suddenly entered the temple while special rituals were going on and said that it was they who had organised the rituals.

Hathurusinghe, while at the temple, said that he was paying tribute to the chief priest killed by “ex-LTTE terrorists.”

According SL Defence Website, Hathurusinghe conducted a ritual called ‘Maha Mruthyunchaya Homam’, through the present chief priest Sugan Sarma Kurukka’l for Lord Shiva to bestow strength, dynamism and long life to him and to all soldiers serving in the peninsula, “to serve more and more to Jaffna and its people.”

SLA in Changkaanai Murugamoorthi temple


Hathurusinghe “paid floral tribute to the newly erected statue of former head priest Late Sri Siva Nithyananda Kurukkal who sacrificed his life at the hands of ex-LTTE terrorists last December,” the website of the occupiers further said.

People present in the temple ignored Hathurusinghe and his military.

The SL military now concentrates on making Eezham Tamils to permanently accept its genocidal rule and in intimidating any evidence coming against it, news sources in Jaffna said.

A few days ago, presidential sibling Basil Rajapaksa made a veiled threat in Jaffna, implying that any support to international investigation of war crimes amounts to treason.

Terrorist-minded forces operating in the world chose Mahinda Hathurusinghe of the genocidal Army for the award of Guci Peace Prize last year, which his Army was parading as “ Asian equivalent of Nobel Peace Prize,” civil society sources in Jaffna pointed out with indignation.

SLA in Changkaanai Murugamoorthi temple


Related Articles:
14.05.11   Colombo fakes autopsy of Tamil Nadu fisherman
09.05.11   Nothing will happen by some welcoming UN report: Basil Rajap..
16.12.10   Chief priest fired at by SLA gun succumbs to injuries
14.12.10   SLA intelligence ‘leaks’ stories about robberies in Jaffna
11.12.10   Gunmen open fire at Hindu chief priest, sons in Jaffna

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=33952