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From ‘grease devils’ to ‘peace devils’, genocdial military's new shadow war against Tamils

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 April 2017, 23:28 GMT]
The occupying Sinhala soldiers, deployed in surveillance against Eezham Tamils and the SL police providing judicial armour to the military, have again started to respond with violence against Tamils in villages where the people have mobilised demanding de-militarisation and answers from the SL State and its international backers on the whereabouts of their loved ones subjected to enforced disappearances. Two violent incidents have shaken the Tamil people in Vadamaraadchi East. In the meantime, the Sinhala military which posed as ‘grease devils’ in 2011 is now deploying ‘UN white-washed’ genocidal tanks staging patrols and exercises threatening Tamils. Eezham Tamils have now started to grasp the political and military dimensions of an international order that has been consistently backing the physical and structural genocide against them, commented Tamil activists in Vanni.

Genocidal SL military in UN kit
Genocidal SL military in ‘UN kit’


On Sunday night, an SL military intelligence officer, known as Jegath, entered the house of 35-year-old family man, Joseph Johnson Thavaranjan at Kudaththanai East and brutally assaulted him. SL police at Point Pedro refused to register any complaint against the military intelligence person. The intelligence person was citing a ‘private dispute’ to assault the family man.

On 29 March, a young pregnant mother was brutally attacked by drunken SL policemen, who claimed that they were being stoned by the villagers.

The drunken policemen assaulted the pregnant mother at her abdomen.

20-year-old Puveendran Suweetha from Naakar-koayil was admitted to Point Pedro Base hospital.

Genocidal SL military in UN kit


Meanwhile, the occupying SL military stationed at the so-called Security Forces Head Quarters for Ki'linochchi with at least three divisions of Sinhala military and SL Air Force, is refusing to adhere to a court order to subject its soldiers for an identification parade to identify a soldier who attempted to rape a 56-year-old Tamil mother on 03 March 2017. The woman, who shouted for help, escaped from the soldier with a cut injury at her neck.

The latest hate-crimes are being reported as people are waging continuous protest in Vadamaraadchi East demanding the whereabouts of their kith and kin who were handed over to SL military after the end of war while the people in Vanni were moving to Vavuniyaa.

The people of Keappaa-pulavu in Mullaiththeevu, who have been waging a continuous struggle demanding de-militarization of their village, have already expressed fear that the SL military that engaged in surveillance would deploy targeted violence against those who were in the forefront of the struggle. Without de-militarisation, there is no safety to their children, they have said.

A large number of Sinhala military is still deployed at the ratio of one soldier per 6 civilians in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils.

Genocidal SL military in UN kit


In the meantime, the genocidal military is now projecting itself with UN-styled uniforms staging patrols across the North-East waging a psychological war against Eezham Tamils.

The message coming from the SL military is that it has the full backing from the United Nations system, from which Tamils were expecting justice.

During the regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa, all the civil institutions, including the schools to invite SL military commanders as special guests in the public events.

The SL military, emboldened with UN backing, is now demanding the same ‘honour’ to be accorded to its occupying commanders in public events.

Genocidal SL military in UN kit


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