‘Grease Devil’ attacks aim at frightening resettlement in Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 August 2011, 12:59 GMT]
While attacks especially on Tamil women carried out by unidentified men in camouflage called ‘Grease Devils’ terrorise Tamil civilians in the East and the hill country, such attacks particularly aim at crippling resettlement in the Vanni districts. On Wednesday evening, three men emerging from the thickets in black dress and grease on their face chased three women of Ki’linochchi 8th milepost engaged in removing landmines. Following similar incidents and attacks on women in Vanni, people resettling in their houses and lands that are dispersed as typical to the settlement pattern of Vanni are now forced to gather into clusters. Occupying SL military’s officials now ‘advice’ resettled people in Vanni to live in clusters to avoid terrorising attacks.

Attacks on resettled Tamil women were also reported from Mu’ri-ka’ndi in Ki’linochchi district. Mu’rika’ndi is a place where the occupying SL Army is building a cantonment.

On Wednesday, people living in the settlements of 8th milepost, Ma’niyan-ku’lam, Paarathipuram, Vannearik-ku’lam and Akkaraayan-ku’lam came out of their resettled houses and spent the night by staying together.

A few days ago, an official of the occupying genocidal Army warned the people of Vannearik-ku’lam in Ki’linochchi against terror attacks and ‘advised’ them not to stay in their houses in the night times if their houses are in the interior. He told them to spend their nights together in the houses near the main road.

Even in day times people are afraid to stay in their houses in the dispersed lands.

In the surroundings of the Aanai-vizhunthaan village in Ki’linochchi, people resettled near forests are now told to come back and occupy school buildings.

The occupying Army’s presence has increased in the forests.

‘Grease Devil’ attacks are reported from the districts of Mannaar and Vavuniyaa too.

Opposition parties accuse that Colombo government is behind the terror attacks.

Occupying Army and its intelligence units are deployed to engage in the attacks to thwart resettlement of Eezham Tamils, to grab land and to design the settlement patterns according to the wishes of the occupying Army and those who grab lands, people in Vanni say.

Meanwhile, many officials of the occupying Sri Lanka Army in Vanni have large tracts of lands transferred to their names, news sources said. Some of them have acquired lands to the size of hundreds of acres the sources said.


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