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INDICTMENT AGAINST SRI LANKA
The Charge is Ethnic Cleansing
Sri Lanka's Undeclared War on Eelam Tamils
...in the Shadow of the Ceasefire: 2002 - 2007
Mr.Thambiah Jeyarajah (50), father of six children was shot dead on
29 January, Saturday night around 9.30 p.m. while guarding his paddy
crop in Lingapuram, a Tamil village in Seruvila division, down south
of Trincomalee district. He was the second Tamil farmer killed in
Lingapuram within two weeks' period, Police sources said.
On 12 January, Mr.Thanabalasingham, another farmer, was beaten to death allegedly by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) persons while he was in his watch-hut, guarding his crops. Thereafter about seventy Tamil families fled from the village through fear to LTTE controlled area in Eachchilampathu division seeking refuge, civil sources said.
With the agreement between the LTTE and Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) last week to talk on strengthening the ceasefire most of the displaced families started returning to Lingapuram and other villages in the division.
The murder of Mr.Jeyarajah Saturday night has again fuelled fear among the returnees about their safety, sources said.
Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district parliamentarian immediately requested the Inspector General of Police and Serunuwara Police officials to ensure security to Tamil families living in Lingapuram and other villages in Government controlled areas in the division, sources said.