Another attack on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Lankan Navy
Tamil Guardian 07 September 2012
The Sri Lankan Navy has been accused of attacking Tamil Nadu fisherman off the Kodiakarai coast yet again damaging fishing boats and injuring fishermen on Wednesday.
According to the officials, eight fishermen of Arucottuthurai in Vedaranyam district were attacked with iron rods by Lankan Navy when they were fishing off Kodiakarai. Eight fishermen from this district were earlier attacked by the Lankan Navy on August 19 at the same place.
The attack comes just after Tamil Nadu fishermen appealed for all protests against Sri Lanka to be halted, as they feared an escalation of reprisal attacks from the Sri Lankan Navy.
Attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen by Lankan Navy continue to be reported in the past few months and the state government has been demanding the Centre to seek a strong solution with the Lankan administration.
S. Kajendran and V. Manivannan of the Tamil National People's Front (TNPF), were arrested this morning along with other party members, according to reports by party president Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam.
Four years have passed since the Tamil nation suffered the zenith of genocide inflicted upon it by the Sri Lankan state, where tens of thousands of Tamils were herded into a tiny of slither of land,