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SLN increases troop strength in Veala'nai

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 October 2007, 11:17 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) command has been transporting additional soldiers to the SLN camp in Veala'nai in the islets of Jaffna for the past three days, sources in Jaffna said. Soldiers are arriving in SLN ships from Mannaar to Kayts, and also from Colombo to Palaali by air and transported by road to Veala'nai, according to sources.
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Witness safety stalls Allaippiddi massacre case

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 October 2007, 03:18 GMT]
The main witness to the Allaippiddi massacre, where 13 civilians were allegedly killed by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) soldiers in May 2006, informed Additional Magistrate of Kayts, T. Vignarajah, that he has sought safety in Vanni fearing for his life from Sri Lankan forces and that he will be unable to travel to Kayts to attend any court proceedings, legal sources in Jaffna said.
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British documentary team forced to leave Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 06 October 2007, 12:14 GMT]
0The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Jaffna has forced three female journalists, including two journalists from UK based Quicksilver Media and a Sri Lankan journalist accompanying them, to return to Colombo Friday, canceling their documentary mission in Jaffna for the British Channel 4 Television. On Thursday, an hour after arriving at a hotel in Jaffna city, with military escort, they were taken back to Palaali base where they had to stay overnight before returning to Colombo next day. The SLA officers in Palaali, upon the arrival of the documentary team, had offered accommodation in a military camp, but the journalists had declined to accept the offer, informed media sources in Colombo said.
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Allaippiddi massacre witnesses fear travel to Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 October 2007, 14:55 GMT]
Witnesses to identify Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel alleged to have massacred 13 civilians at Allaipiddy last year did not appear at Kayts Court Tuesday for fear of their lives, Attorney-at-law, S. Remedias, appearing on their behalf, informed Additional Magistrate R. T. Vignarajah at the inquiry into Allaipiddy massacre case. The witnesses, presently living in Ki'linochchi in Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) controlled area, fear to travel through Vavuniyaa and then sail from Trincomalee to Jaffna as they are afforded security only in Jaffna peninsula, the lawyer told the courts.
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SLA collects details of mobile phones in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 September 2007, 00:04 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) started collecting the details of the mobile phones and their owners in Jaffna peninsula. The SLA has already collected the details of the motor vehicles in the peninsula, and at present is collecting the details of the bicycles. SLA has also started issuing military identity cards to all persons above ten years.
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SLA orders special IDs to Jaffna residents

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 August 2007, 06:58 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Military Command for Jaffna based in Palaali has instructed all the residents of the Peninsula, above the age of ten, to obtain a special identity card issued by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) before 12 September, according to a press communiqué released on Wednesday.
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Veala'nai DS employee seeks protection

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 08:31 GMT]
An employee of Veala'nai Divisional Secretariat (DS), threatened to death continuously, (allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and its collaborating paramilitary members), sought safety Monday with his superior officers. The officers took steps with the help of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna office Tuesday for him to be placed in the protective custody in Jaffna prison, HRC sources said. Meanwhile, two Chaiva temple trustees, including an education official in Veala'nai arrested earlier, are still detained at the Sri Lanka police interrogation centre in the 'Fourth Floor', in Colombo.


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Headless body recovered, woman killed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 21 August 2007, 07:42 GMT]
Kayts police and Neduntheevu (Delft) police recovered Monday a headless body with hands and legs severed in Neduntheevu area and handed it over to Jaffna Teaching hospital. Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen shot dead a young woman Sunday night in her house at Manthuvil north in Thenmaraadchi, Kodikaamam police said.


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Youth killed, another injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 20 August 2007, 03:16 GMT]
A 31-year old youth riding a motorbike was killed and his 26-year old friend riding the pinion was seriously injured Monday morning in Kasthoori road in Jaffna , when unknown gunmen following the victims in another motorbike sprayed gunfire at the victims, sources in Jaffna said.
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Trader shot dead in Jaffna Islet

[TamilNet, Sunday, 19 August 2007, 13:27 GMT]
A 57-year father of five from Vealanai East in Jaffna Islets was shot dead by unknown gunmen riding in a motorbike at 12:00 noon Sunday, sources in Jaffna said. The man was buying goods for his trading business in Vealanai when the gunmen following the victim shot him from behind and escaped, according to eyewitnesses.
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SLA builds bulwark along Jaffna southern coast

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 August 2007, 21:08 GMT]
Fearing possible Liberation Tiger infiltration, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers have intensfied construction of a security fence using concertina wires, and additional security posts and bunkers along a 5 km coastal stretch starting from Jaffna Fort including Kaakai theevu, Naavaanthu'rai, Kurunakar and Pommai Ve'li, towns located at the southern underbelly of Jaffna Peninsula, as a protective measure, sources in Jaffna said.
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Youth shot, seriously injured in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 August 2007, 10:26 GMT]
Unknown gunmen shot and seriously injured a 30-year old man while walking along KKS Road in Jaffna town near an autostand at 12:15 p.m. Monday, sources in Jaffna said. The gunmen sprayed bullets at the victim and escaped the site.
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3 High School students abducted in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 May 2007, 15:28 GMT]
Three students studying advanced level in two prominent high schools in Jaffna were forcibly abducted Friday night from their homes by armed men arriving in white vans, according to complaints filed by the parents of the students with the Jaffna Human Rights Commission offices. Two are students at Jaffna Hindu College and the third student attends St.John's College.
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Two youths shot dead in Veala'nai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 May 2007, 10:43 GMT]
Two youths on their way to the temple for prayers were gundown by unidentified men riding in a motorbike Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. in 4th district in Veala'nai east in Jaffna Islets, sources in Jaffna said.
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SLN shoots dead Hindu priest in Velanai

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 April 2007, 20:34 GMT]
The chief priest of Mudippi'l'laiyaar Hindu Temple in Velanai west was shot dead in the firefight between Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and a group of youths during a cordon and search operation Sunday around 10:00 a.m in Velanai, in the islets of Jaffna, sources in Kayts said. Meanwhile, unidentified armed men shot and killed a tailor shop owner at Naaranthanai in Kayts Tuesday evening, the sources added.


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6 youths die in firefight with SLN in Velanai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 April 2007, 14:56 GMT]
Six youths were killed in a firefight with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. during a cordon and search operation in Velani in the islets of Jaffna, sources in Jaffna said. The incident occured close to the Mudippillaiyar Temple in Velanai west.
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Barrage of gunfire as Tiger aircrafts complete bombing raid, woman wounded

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 13:26 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers in camps across Jaffna Peninsula emptied bullets in the air in a barrage of gunfire after Tamileelam Air Force (TAF) attacked SLA's main base complex in the Jaffna peninsula in the early hours of Tuesday morning, residents in the peninsula said. A woman was wounded in Eezhaalai, 5 km southwest of Palaali when Sri Lanka Army soldiers opened fire from their positions as the Tiger aircrafts, that completed their mission inside the High Security Zone of the Palaali garrison, flew at low altitude on their way back to Vanni.
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Six civilians disappear in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 March 2007, 09:23 GMT]
Abductions and disappearances of Tamil persons in Jaffna district by members of Sri Lankan armed forces and allied paramilitaries are continuing unabated amid accusations by the international community at the 4th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council held in Geneva for Sri Lanka's human rights violations against their citizens, civil society sources in Jaffna said. Within 36 hours from Tuesday morning to Wednesday evening, six complaints of abductions were lodged at the Jaffna branch of the Human Rights Commission (HRC).
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Civilian shot dead, another missing since Friday, in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 07:19 GMT]
Unidentified armed men arriving on motorbike shot dead a family man, Monday around 11:00 a.m, while he was eating in a food stall opposite Jaffna college, Vaddukodai. The killers, entering the food stall pretending to be normal customers, opened fire on the victim at point balk range, sources in Jaffna said.
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SLA introduces pass system to travel out of Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 01:29 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) high command in Jaffna said it requires all persons wishing to leave Jaffna district to provide a surety to stand guarantee for the return of the applicant as an additional requirement to obtain a pass to travel out of the distriict. The travellers are asked to submit applications to the area SLA official through the Village Officer and the Divisional Secretary. Civil society sources expressed concern over the new regulations restricting the freedom of movement, and urged Rights groups to bring pressure on Colombo to stop the deteriorating human rights situation in Northeast.
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