SLA artillery fire kills father, son in Ki'linochchi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 October 2008, 08:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery barrage on Ki'linochchi town and its suburbs Friday evening, killing a 68-year-old father and his son around 5:20 p.m. while they were moving their household articles to Tharmapuram to escape continuing SLA artillery fire on residential areas. Six shells fell and exploded in the densely populated suburb.

The two victims were reduced to pieces when a shell fell and exploded near the tractor in which they were transporting things from their house in Uruththirapuaram seeking safer place in Tharmapuram area in Ka'ndaaval'ai division.

The tractor driver narrowly escaped death.

The victims killed were identified as Chinaiah Ramalingam, 68, former manager ofthirapuram Multi Purpose Cooperative Society and his son Ramlaingam Vijayananthan, 32, a teacher in Ki'linochchi Aiyanaarpuram School.

Ramalingam is a father of 3 children and his son Vijayananthan is the father of one child.

The SLA artillery barrage began Friday around 4:40 p.m targeting the civilian settlements in Kanakapuram, Thirunakar, Uruththirapuram, Ira'naimadu, 155th Mile Post, Paarathipuram, Oottuppulam and other areas in Ki'linichchi district. The indiscriminate shelling lasted until midnight.

Residents in areas under SLA artillery fire in Ki'linochchi district continuing since last week were desperately trying to salvage their household goods from their houses risking their lives.

 

Latest 15 Reports
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
29.09.19 18:19  
No to alternative lands, original lands must be released with compensation, say Tamil activists
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=27272