2 Tamil students of Jaffna varsity shot dead by Lankan police
Two Tamil students were on Friday gunned down by police in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated former war-zone Northern Province’s Jaffna city, prompting authorities to arrest and suspend five policemen.
The two students of the Jaffna University were shot dead early morning at a police checkpoint at Kokuvil, Kulappidy junction in Jaffna, nearly 400 kilometres north of Colombo.
Though police initially denied shooting the Tamil students saying they had died in an accident, a post-mortem report, however, found bullets lodged in one of the bodies.
The five arrested policemen were manning the check point. They have been arrested and suspended, police officials said.
Tamil National Alliance has sought an independent investigation into the incident.
The incident comes a day after a UN rights expert asked the Lankan government to return military-occupied land and reduce the role of the army in northern areas, a long-pending demand of the ethnic Tamils since the end of the nearly three-decade-long separatist war led by the LTTE in 2009 in which thousands of civilians were killed.
(PTI / DeccanChronicle)
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The genocide continues under Yahapalana.
The only way forward is Thamil Eelam !!!!
I’m pretty sure majority of the police force in Jaffna are Tamils. So stop creating hatred and learn to live in peace.
The people of Sri Lanka (Tamils, Sinhala, Muslims, etc) all suffered great losses due to the war. I think it’s time people like you find a better hobby than trying to brainwash people into another war! Enough is enough!!!
It is beyond reason to imagine to find a check point to be exclusively manned by 5 Sinhalese cops in Jaffna . I cannot imagine the cops to be that stupid to claim that the the students had met with an accident and then the post Morten reporting that one died of a shooting.
The media should prevented from speculative reporting until the investigation is completed for this would inevitably compromise the investigation
However we have a right to know how big is the police force on Jaffna and what percentage of this force is made up of Sinhalese and the circumstances that led to the deployment of of the Sinhalese cops on a security detail
Finally what is important is the foreniv evidence relating to this incident
There are hardly any not only Tamil but Tamil speaking policemen in the North and East. In addition, the prevalence of 100% Sinhala Buddhist, war-trained Army personnel undertaking civilian law enforcement from occupied civilian lands, is a source of provocation to the civilian population.
Since 1948, the land in the North and East have been consistently occupied by the armed forces quite unlike the remaining 7 provinces where civilians get to see the armed forces only at Independence Day parades and during emergencies such as the insurgency and the so-called ‘war against terrorism’.
I do not wish to be an apologist but agree with Thuleepan that circumstances indicating continuing genocide are prevalent to this day despite verbal assurances of the Sinhala Buddhist leadership to the contrary.
Unfortunately there are still a lot of Prabhakaran sympathizers and dreamers like Thuleepan who keep dreaming of Ealam. They can keep dreaming but their dreams will never come true. First they accused Mr of Genocide and now they are blaming Yahapalanaya. If any one is serious about genocide Colombo is a good place to start as there are plenty of Tamils in Colombo.
Mr Thuleepan Somasundaram keep dreaming. That will never happen. You are wasting your time. Why don’t you go to Tamil Nadu and join your cousins.
You took arms against us and like cowards you you attacked unarmed people, When you came face to face with our army you lost beyond belief.
So now you better live like beaten dogs.
Thank you for your prophecy (two cents worth).
We took arms against your genocidal Army because you were causing genocide, which has now been accepted, world-wide.
We lost to your Army because they caused war crimes and chemical weapons (ask ex-prisoner, war hero Fonseka about it) against innocent civilians, which has now been accepted world-wide.
Tamil Nadu are not our cousins; the Indians collaborated with the genocidal Sinhala Buddhist Governments in killing our people.
We will realise our dream within the term of the so-called, corrupt Yahapalana Government.
What do you mean corrupt yahapalanaya gov? If so ok, but I still wondering and having a doubt then why the fuck ur leader velupillai parabaharan begged billions of rupees from the other man killer leader mahinda rajapakase on 2011 presidential election?
You are talking and pointing towards this present gov about corruption? If there are any words those would quite appropriate to the word of corrupt, that obviously correct for this deal done by these gruesome wankers I would say.
Mr Thuleepan Somasundaram. You lost because you all are cowards. You did all these catastrophe behind our back. Attaching innocent children raping our girls etc. Now you pretend to be saints. Don’t you feel shame to be a Tamil Mr Thuleepan Somasundaram.
Not only they did this despicable activities to Sinhalese community but also to Muslim and your innocent Tamil community.
Our solders are working hard to re build Jafna which paper tigers demolished beyond repair. So at least be grateful and try to live in Sri Lanka in harmony with Sinhalese and Muslims.