Sinhala officers posted to resettled Tamil villages in Moothoor

[TamilNet, Saturday, 09 February 2008, 04:05 GMT]
Sri Lanka Home Affairs Ministry has been posting Sinhala and Muslim grama niladhari (GN) officers (village level officers) to traditional Tamil villages in the divisions of Moothoor and Eachchilampathu in the Trincomalee district. The offices are located in Sinhala dominated areas, and the Tamil families unable to obtain the allocated assistance provided by the Sri Lanka Government and the necessary social support from these officials, residents said.

Tamil families complain that they have been receiving death threats and are fearful to go to the offices of the newly appointed GN officers.

Uppooral, Thanganagar, Aathiammankerni, Sivapuram, Lingapuram and Left Bank are located in the Seruvila DS division. These villagers are all Tamils and have been living for several generations.

 

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