PLOTE cadres defect to LTTE

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 October 1997, 23:59 GMT]
Two members of the PLOTE defected to the LTTE in Chenkalady in the Batticaloa district, taking their weapons with them.

They went off with two assault rifles, nine grenades and four magazines of 7.62 mm ammunition to join the Liberation Tigers.

The two PLOTE cadres were based in the group's camp located near the Sri Lankan army detachment which stands at the approach to the Badulla road at Chenkalady junction.

Two kilometers from the point the Liberation Tigers have a checkpoint on this road to supervise traffic entering the vast region beyond, which is under their control.

The Sri Lankan army and Police in the area are alarmed because the two boys had for a long time complete access into all their camps and positions.

The brother of one boy is a member of the TELO which also has a camp of armed cadres working with the army at Chenkalady and nearby Kommathurai.

The TELO castigated the PLOTE for harbouring the two defectors.

Sources said that changing all the security arrangements known to the two boys will take time and is complicated.

The local leaders of the PLOTE angered by all this have given a dire warning to the immediate relatives of the defectors - that they (the relatives) would pay dearly if the LTTE were to carry out any attack in Chenkalady.

 

Latest 15 Reports
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=130