PLOTE to file legal action

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 September 1999, 03:37 GMT]
The PLOTE said today that it is contemplating legal actions against police in Vavuniya for assaulting one of its members for helping two children who were wounded in retaliatory fire by the Sri Lankan Security Forces.

PLOTE sources said Kannaki Pakiyanathan, a cadre of the organisation, had accompanied the parents to the Police Public Relation (PPR) office in the Vavuniya Kachcheri premises yesterday to help them to obtain clearance to visit their children who are currently being treated at the Anuradhapura hospital.

Tamils holding a restricted residence pass in Vavuniya have to seek special clearance from the PPR for obtaining a travel pass that enables them to go beyond the confines of the town from the police post on Goodshed Road.

The officer in charge of the PPR, Sub Inspector Wijeratna, had insulted and severely assaulted Kannaki Pakkiyanathan when he (the PLOTE cadre) went in to the office with the parents of the children.

The PLOTE said they intend to file a case in the Vavuniya courts against the Sub Inspector. The two children were wounded in SLA retaliatory fire following a grenade attack on the police on August 25.


Related Articles:
25.08.99   Children killed, hurt in firing

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.08.19 02:22  
Tamil representatives urged to boycott OMP office opening in Jaffna
24.08.19 00:04   Photo
Despite ending Emergency, Sirisena keeps SL military empowered with police powers
23.08.19 07:04  
SL Forest Department remains unmoved by uprooted Tamils’ demand for resettlement
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=3865