SLN arrests, assaults 7 Mannar fishermen

[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 December 2005, 20:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) arrested seven Tamil fishermen Thursday morning when they were returning to the shore after night-fishing. They are being detained at the Sunny village Naval Camp in Mannar, sources said. Medical officers at the Mannar hospital said the fishermen were brought to the General hospital in the evening for medical examination, and confirmed that all seven had assault injuries.

The SLN officers had earlier assured the Mannar Bishop that the fishermen would be handed over to the Mannar Police, Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Mannar Bishop had brought to the notice of the SLN and Police that the detained fishermen have no connection with Thursday's firefight in the Mannar sea.

Relatives of these fishermen are now keeping vigil in front of the Mannar police station, accompanied by Mannar Parish Priest Rev.Fr.Gnanapiragasam, expecting that the fishermen would be brought to Mannar Police Station, sources said.

Of the seven, S.A.Calistus (15), S.Stanilaus (11), S.A.Roge (17) and Immanuel Arokianathan (18-student) are from Pallimunai. The other three are from Jaffna district and their names have not been released, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
07.04.19 23:39  
Employment discrimination in educational sector in East
06.04.19 22:59   Photo
Monks groom SL police on misusing UN rights intended for controlling hate speech
05.04.19 22:31   Photo
SL State appropriates lands of Tamils in Batticaloa under ‘Mahaweli’ scheme
04.04.19 23:46   Photo
Colombo's next step of genocide: urbanising and linking Mannaar-Trinco belt with South
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=16609