Monday, November 21, 2005

Sri Lankan Navy opens fire at civilians

Reliable sources inform us that the Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) opened fire at civilians preparing to celebrate Heroes’ day in Neduntheevu (Delft) off the Jaffna peninsula on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. local time.

The incidence is said to have occurred at the Kumuthini Massacre Victim’s Memorial Hall in Mavalathithurai area where civilians were involved preparatory work for National Heroes’ day on 27 November. SLN is said to have opened fire in the air while the Sri Lanka Police arrested two civilian decorators.

The people of Neduntheevu have brought the incidence to the attention of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission.

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