Jaffna broils in the aftermath of horrific gang rape and murder of 18 year old student S.Vidhya
By Thulasi Muttulingam (via: facebook.com/HumansOfNorthernSriLanka)
According to local (Tamil) media reports and facebook updates by local vigilantes, the culprits were caught with the rape videoed on their mobile phones. If that is true, they are going to have a hard time getting out of this.
They are said to be part of a well-known paramilitary group that were active in harassing the people with impunity because the political culture of the previous regime made them immune to serious punishment. They are said to have even boasted that they would carry out contract killings for just Rs.10,000, and had done so in the past. [MJ]
Today the LTTE is no more a functional entity in Sri Lanka. The Tamil Armed struggle that led to countless deaths, immeasurable destruction and massive displacement is a bitter memory. The battered and shattered Sri Lankan Tamils are slowly struggling to pick up the pieces and get on with life.Deep down however most “ thinking” Tamils know that life will never be the same again. [DBSJ]