Southerners ‘summoned’ in connection with Tamil Eelam flag incident
Tamil Guardian 08 September 2012
Two people have been ‘summoned’ for inquiry in connection with the waving of the Eelam national flag during a protest in Nelliyadi, Jaffna, reports Uthayan.
The incident involved masked men on motorbikes driving through carrying Tamil Eelam flags while the Sri Lankan Army stood by and watched.
Reports from the day expressed the protesters’ belief that the men were sent by Sri Lankan Intelligence to disrupt the peaceful protest, as the military and police were given a ‘firing order’ to contain the protest.
Investigations have revealed that the men are indeed from the South, with one coming from Ja-Ela the other Colombo 15.
Statements regarding the investigation will be released on the 12th September.
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A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,