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Tamil man killed, Sinhala Army opens fire at motorbike rider at Mukamaalai in North

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 June 2020, 23:53 GMT]
Occupying Colombo’s Sinhala soldiers opened fire at a 24-year-old Tamil man, who didn’t stop his motorbike when the SL Army stopped him at Mukamaalai in Pazhai in Ki'linochchi district on Saturday evening. The victim, Nakarasa Ramakrishnan, was seriously wounded with four gunshots hitting his head and neck, the residents said. Then, the SL soldiers denied transportation to medical treatment for the seriously injured man for one hour, resulting in his death on the way to the hospital. In the meantime, SL Police was trying to twist the incident as something that happened when Mr Ramakrishnan attempted to grab the weapon of an SL Army soldier. A total lie, the villagers claim. The gunshots were fired targeting the victim’s head when he failed to stop, they said. The incident has occurred 300 meters away from A9 Highway near the war-time Forward Defence Line.

The villagers protested for two hours as they feared four the security of four other persons who were in a tractor behind the speeding motorbike.

Pazhai


The SL Police displayed a live video of the four persons in custody to calm down the protesting villagers.

The gunshots were reported around 6:15 pm. The victim was pronounced dead at the base hospital in Pazhai.

The victim seems to be involved in small-scale illegal sand mining, and he was riding a motorbike before the tractor, which followed him at a distance, informed sources said.

Pazhai
SL Army and Police who collaborate with large-scale sand mining carried out with the backing of former paramilitary-turned SL minister EPDP Douglas Devananda. Traders from South engage mostly with the large-scale sand excavators.

The SL Army and Police are at war with local actors who engage in the illegal sand excavation.

Whatever the explanations the SL Army and Police provide, the act was intended to kill the motorcyclist, the residents said. The Sinhala Army would not have done this if it was a Sinhala man speeding a motorbike in the South not abiding by the instruction to stop, they said.

The victim hails from Ketpali, Naakar-koayil in Jaffna.

Pazhai


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