SLA terrorizes TNA candidates in Vavuniyaa, Killinochi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 02:10 GMT]
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has complained that Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers are threatening an intimidating TNA candidates contesting in the forthcoming local elections in the Vanni region. Jaffna district TNA parliamentarian Mr.S. Sritharan has accused the SLA soldiers of unleashing terror in the Vanni region creating fear psychosis among the TNA candidates. TNA parliamentarians Selvam Adaikalanathan and Sivasakthi Aanandan have also alleged that they are being intimidated by SLA soldiers and intelligence unit men against holding election meetings in Vavuniyaa.

TNA candidates electioneering in Thirunagar in Killinochchi division were threatened by SLA soldiers Tuesday, according to parliamentarian Sritharan.

SLA soldiers have threatened at gunpoint a disabled candidate while electioneering and destroyed pamphlets the candidate was in possession at that time.

The army had forced that TNA candidate to remove election posters in the area, according to Mr. Sritharan.


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