Uprooted Tamils confront SL police in Champoor, Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 May 2015, 08:42 GMT]
Even after TNA Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan assured the uprooted people of Champoor on Wednesday that they could now start settling down in their lands, except the small plot where two containers of the Sri Lankan Gateway Industries (SLGI) were located, the people who went to their lands, have been blocked by riot control police of the occupying Sri Lankan State Thursday morning. The SL Police ASP from Moothoor was using abusive racial language against the resettling people and was not prepared to talk to Mr R. Sampanthan over the phone. In the meantime, TNA's national list parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran was urging the people not to stand on the road and to stay inside their lands and be patient while he talks to the SL Police Deputy Inspector General, news sources in Trincomalee said.

Later, the SL Police ASP left the area, but tension prevails as more people have rushed to the place where SL police has been deployed in large numbers.



TNA's councillor of the Eastern Provincial Council Mr Kumarasamy Nakeswaran accompanied the people and witnessed the abusive conduct of the police ASP, the sources further said.

TNA Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran concluded the fast-unto-death campaign of Eezham Tamil youth, Thavarasa Premkumar, on Wednesday following TNA Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan told through a media interview that the people could start accessing their lands within the 818 acres that have been released.

While around 1,000 acres are to be released to the people, around 8,000 acres of agricultural, forest and coastal lands are still under the military occupation.



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