SL military attacks house of Kaarainakar PS Head for observing Heroes Day

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 05:35 GMT]
A Sri Lankan military intelligence backed squad entered the house of Mr. Anaimukan Velayutham, the head of the civic council (Piratheasa Chapai) of Kaarai-nakar, who is a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member and a leading trader in Jaffna, and set fire inside his house using burning tyres, news sources in Kaarainakar islet off Jaffna told TamilNet. Mr. Anaimukan was threatened by the gang, alleging that he had observed the Heroes Day by lighting lamps and conducting special prayers at the temples in Kaarainakar.

The squad was a military unit comprising SL military intelligence and SL navy personnel, the residents said.

The neighbours brought the fire under control.

When contacted, Mr. Anaimukan said that the squad had threatened him at gunpoint.

Last year too, after the Heroes Day, his house situated in Thirunelveali had been attacked, allegedly by a Sri Lanka Army squad that had opened fire and lobbed grenade and petrol bomb into the house.

The attack on the house of Mr Anaimukan last year came hours after an interview by him to BBC Tamil, in which he had exposed that the occupying SL military had instructed temples in his civic division not to toll bells, not to light lamps and not to use loudspeakers during the Heroes Day observation week.


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