One of the torture chambers of PLOTE, the Sri Lankan paramilitary group cum political party, has been uncovered in Jaffna city by journalists and activists. A rusted T-56 assault rifle, a pistol and magazines have also been recovered from the abandoned torture chamber. It is alleged by locals that the torture chamber was used in the past by PLOTE to torture to death Tamil political activists, journalists and LTTE fighters. Following the discovery of the torture chamber, the Sri Lankan police have arrested a senior operative of the group, who is alleged to have been responsible for managing it. Despite the mass atrocities it perpetrated against the Tamils in connivance with Sri Lanka’s regular military forces, the PLOTE has become a constituent party of the […]
20th December 2017
The visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has mocked the Sri Lankan government’s development priorities in the war ravaged Tamil homeland. Mr Razak visited Jaffna today and held talks with the Northern chief minister C.V.Wigneswaran on the provision of Malaysian aid to develop the North. During the talks, when Mr Wigneswaran pointed out that the Sri Lankan government is investing on zoos in the North, whilst over 50,000 war widows live below the poverty line, the Malaysian prime minister expressed amusement at the Sri Lankan government’s development priorities, sources close to the Northern chief minister told the Tamil Polity.