Veerapuram residents threatened by Sinhalese Mob

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 August 2007, 00:47 GMT]
Tamil civilians in the neighbouring village of Veerapuram have received death threats from a group of Sinhalese after the shooting death of four home guards and a bus driver in U'lukku'lam in Vavuniyaa on 20 August by unidentified gunmen, sources said. The group has vowed to kill three times the number killed in U'lukku'lam in Vavuniyaa.

Fearing for their lives 20 Tamil families from Veerapuram have begun moving to safer areas in Vavuniyaa and Mannar. Some are staying in Cheddikulam in the night.

Meanwhile, the residents have also lodged complaints with Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and also brought this situation to the attention of Vavuniya district Government Agent (GA).


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