People turn against paramilitary groups in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 January 2011, 18:22 GMT]
Batticaloa residents have shown their anger against Karuna, Pillayan paramilitary groups by organizing demonstrations against the factions of the groups, one led by a deputy minister of Rajapaksa-government Muralitharan (Karuna) and the other by Colombo-installed chief minister S. Chandrakanthan (Pillayan). On Tuesday, an spontaneous street-demonstration condemned attacks by Pillayan group on divisional secretary and village officer attached to Ma'nmunaippattu DS office.

The protest witnessed that the public was no longer prepared to tolerate the terror tactics adopted by the paramilitary groups, according to local humanitarian workers.

Easter Provincial Councilor and a paramilitary man, P.Prashanthan attacked the Divisional Secretary of Manmunaipattu division K.Thanabalasingham and a Village Level Officer Suresh and several other officers in the Kaaththaankudi police division on January 16 and 17.

Mr.Thanabalasingham publicly said that he and his officials had been attacked by Pilliayan group operative Prashanthan.

Prashanthan with his men opted to surrender at the Kaaththaankudi police station following the demonstration by the public.

Later five of them had been remanded by the Magistrate till January 24.

However, Prashanthan was released on bail due to the pressure exerted by Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilliayan, the chief minister of Eastern Province.

The public had also held a demonstration against Pillayan group three months ago when it attacked a private tuition centre, Sun Academy, in Vaazhaichcheanai.

Sri Lankan counter-insurgency intelligence officers operating from Colombo have utilized the groups to target several civilians from the beginning in their war against Tamils in the past.

Later, these paramilitary groups have sought to control the resources reaching the East for their own political mileage and were deployed in sectarian politics by Colombo's political establishment.


Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
Find this article at: