Thoothukudi police firing echoes in Jaffna

A group of people in Sri Lanka’s north district hold placards condemning the police ‘brutality’ against Sterlite protesters.

May 25, 2018 05:28 pm | Updated December 01, 2021 06:10 am IST - COLOMBO:

 Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin seen in this file photo.

Sterlite Copper unit in Tuticorin seen in this file photo.

A group of people in Sri Lanka’s north district on Friday held a demonstration against the police firing on the protesters in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu that killed at least 13 people.

On Tuesday, police opened fire on the protestors agitating against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi, killing 13 protesters, including two women.

Holding placards condemning the alleged police brutality, the group staged a demonstration at Jaffna this morning.

Left union writes latter of condemnation

Meanwhile, a Left leaning trade union, United Federation of Labour has written a letter condemning the firing on protesters.

In the letter, addressed to the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo, they urged that their protest be conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami.

“The United Federation of Labour vehemently protest against the brutal attack and killing of the workers and 17-year-old girl of Sterlite copper plant of Thoothukodi [Tuticorin], Tamil Nadu”, they said in the letter on Thursday.

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