Factional rivalry behind trawler fire in Mannar

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 December 2005, 04:37 GMT]
Two trawlers belonging to Tamil fishermen and anchored in Erukalampiddi sea in Mannar district were destroyed by fire set by unidentified persons Sunday early morning, sources from Mannar said. Destroyed trawlers were estimated to cost about two million rupees each. Pesalai fishermen have been anchoring their fishing vessels in Erukalampiddy Sea during rough weather for safety, fisher society sources said

Timely intervention by church and civic leaders including government and police officials defused tension that arose regarding the incident between fishermen of Pesalai and Erukalampiddy, sources said.

Pesalai Parish Priest Rev Fr. Patrick, Mannar Divisional Secretary Ms Stanley de Mel, Mannar Police Officer Mr.Suthath Thasmale, Inspector Mr. Cyril Balu rushed to the site and held talks with the representatives of two factions.

Tension was reduced and the parties amicably resolved the issues threatening community safety, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16578