Batticaloa-based human rights activist Kathir Barathythasan said that even though one feared the outbreak of an anti-Muslim pogrom immediately after the Easter attacks, silence prevailed for two weeks. Then the mob violence targeted the properties of Muslim traders began. It was not an act of immediate responsive impulse, but an engineered move instigated by an organised force. During the Eelam war, the International Community (IC) was acting as a mediator. But, it was also abetting the SL State, causing massive civilian deaths.Please read his analysis of SL’s plan to divide and rule and colonise the Tamil Homeland.
Former Inspector-General Pujith Jayasundara, who was suspended after the Easter Sunday bombings, has accused the president of failing to prevent the attack. He has submitted a 20 page complaint to the Supreme Court stating there were communication gaps between the intelligence agencies and pointing to Sirisena as being ultimately responsible.
The Mannar Social and Economic Development Organisation (MSEDO), was raided by the Sri Lankan army and harassed by a senior army official on Thursday. This is the result of the imposition of the emergency regulation after Easter bombings, as this gave the army and police wide powers.
Aiyathurai Nadesan, a senior journalist with the Virakesari for over 20 years, was remembered by journalists and media workers at commemorative events in the North-East on the fifteenth anniversary of his assassination.
An elderly Tamil man, 67-year-old Kanapathipillai Perambalam, a father of four from Senaipulavu, Nedunkeni. was hit and killed on Sunday by a Sri Lankan army vehicle in Nedunkeni in Vavuniya district.