2ND LEAD

SL Military turns back Ranil visiting Valikaamam

[TamilNet, Friday, 26 April 2013, 11:34 GMT]
The occupying Sri Lanka Army, which is busily transforming the former High Security Zone (HSZ) in Valikaamam North in Jaffna into a Sinhala Military Zone (SMZ), turned away a delegation led by SL opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe on Thursday evening, denying them access to visit the area and witness the scale of the land acquisition. In the meantime, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran told the visiting UNP leader to voice for the rights of the uprooted people of Valikaamam North.

UNP visiting SMZ being turned away by SL military
The vehicle carrying Ranil Wickramasinghe was turned away at the entry to the Sinhala Military Zone (SMZ). Mr Wickramasinghe didn't get down from the vehicle or question the SL military at the checkpost, according to the eyewitnesses at the site.


Conducting elections to the Northern Provincial Council, under the prevailing circumstances of SL military interference in the civil and political affairs in North would be a mockery of democracy, Mr Premachandran has said.

Twelve entire divisions of SL military are deployed in Vanni alone. The SL military is engaged by the SL government to harass political parties that are not in their UPFA alliance. The military also engages in attack on media and activists. Lately, it has even gone to the extent of wooing candidates for the UPFA, the TNA parliamentarian told Mr Wickramasinghe.

Mr Premachandran was campaigning for the presence of an impartial international monitoring mechanism at least two months ahead of the PC elections.

Mr Premachandran also urged the UNP leader to address the crucial issue of resettlement of people in Valikaamam North, the area that is being permanently seized by Colombo for the SL military.

Meanwhile the organisation representing the interests of the uprooted people of Valikaamam North has requested the people, who had been invited by the SL military, not to place their signatures on any papers, as there is a danger of SL military forging documents.

The people who were called up to identify their lands, had been instructed to come to the boundary of the HSZ, along with the deeds and any other documents pertaining to their lands.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
11.07.20 03:40   Photo
CBK, Kadirgamar condemned at Navaali genocidal massacre remembrance event
10.07.20 00:05   Photo
SL Police harasses Shivajilingam at 25th Remembrance of Navaali massacre in Jaffna
09.07.20 09:33  
SL Navy brutally assaults Tamil fishers in Mullaith-theevu
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=36258