A large LTTE flag is reported to have been hoisted today by an unidentified pro LTTE group at Velvettithurai in Jaffna, the hometown of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, police said.
The Valvettithurai police said the flag that had been hoisted at the Valvettithurai main junction was removed later and a group of suspects were taken into custody. They said investigations were being carried out to arrest those behind the incident.
LTTE heroes’ week used to be celebrated from November 21 to 27. (Wanni Romesh Madusanka)
Comments - 27
ravi Thursday, 22 November 2012 06:25 AM
Say not ayyo. Say ai
Lobo Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:58 PM
Very true maina, all they want is to create a backlash then cry to the Int'l Community as victims
TG Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:18 AM
Incidents like these will help for keep up increased militery presence....so guess who is behind
sandman Thursday, 22 November 2012 06:52 AM
Election stunts and stunts to keep the population distracted, First we find ARTILLERY GUNS buried in the beach now we have this FLAG. The North is largely a MILITARY GARRISON, how come there is enough time for people to plant a LARGE FLAG. It takes some time to complete this task.
DUWI Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:13 PM
Pathetic dying effort to create fear.
Sim Thursday, 22 November 2012 02:03 PM
Like the LTTE Flag in May Day Rally. The police still cant catch the culprits
Bush AYYA Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:21 PM
ANTON Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:24 PM
Newly appointed tamil lady army officers should be sent for investigations
simple mind Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:23 PM
Very surprising with all the service personnel around a flag to be hoisted at a main junction. Wonder of Asia.
Wara Thursday, 22 November 2012 03:09 AM
Subi Wednesday, 21 November 2012 01:48 PM
Are there going to be an election very soon?
Imran Hussein Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:08 PM
There is a soldier for every 8 persons in the north. I wonder who hoisted the flag. Isnt it a comic.
Bonnie Mallie Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:13 PM
Yes...these stories come up only close to elcections...
Amila.G Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:27 PM
If one thinks , Flags will move mountains, they are highly mistaken. Some never learn.
Fair N Square Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:30 PM
Yet another reason why the forces NEED to be in the North and EAST...
Pretty soon there will be foreign conspiracies to destabilize the country...
KK Sunday, 11 January 2015 06:13 AM
Report with responsibility
janaka Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:34 PM
This shows the Police and Army are looking up and waiting while the flag was hosted. Call the defence ministry to take the VVT under there control.
solo Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:40 PM
LTTE ? who are they?
Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:38 PM
How can this happen? Devolution of power must expedite.
ravi Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:48 PM
thats why u have a simple mind
billy Wednesday, 21 November 2012 02:54 PM
this clearly shows the tamil terrorism is not over and the need to tight security for couple of years specially in the north...
Kondebandapuchhena Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:17 PM
It is Only Flag,that is the only one may be exist
Maina Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:46 PM
This should be handled with care by the relevant authorities. Unwanted attention should not be given through media since whoever did this is definitely looking for some serious advertisement. Just remove the flag & then the man who raised it!
Civilian Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:24 PM
Freedom of expression is needed... freedom of right is need. Understand your own right first before talking about anyone else's.
Asoka Friday, 23 November 2012 05:01 AM
This is the flag without a country. They have the name of the country also but no country
Gunapala Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:13 PM
This is like a German hoisting a Nazi era swastika flag. It should be banned by law to display a LTTE flag. Sri Lanka only has one national flag and its the Lion Flag.
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