group of opportunists, self claimed as members of a London-based
organization named “Avarangal Onriam”, who tried to provoke the
residents in Avarankal in Jaffna against the Security Forces and
the government, was chased away by the people in the area on 26th
planned to sell a book titled “20th Century History SivathalamAvarankal”
written by a retired principal of a leading school in Jaffna District
who is presently living in the UK.
had been arranged by the organizers in front of the Sivashakthi
Mani Mandapam at Avarankal. However, civilians in the area
who opposed the “Avarangal Onriam”-based anti social campaign
had claimed that the false information in the book directly affect
the peaceful environment prevailing in the area and invite terrorism
again. They further launched a protest saying that security Forces,
as mentioned in the book, are not involved in killings or abductions
in the area.
were annoyed to find that names of some living people are also
mentioned in the book as killed during the humanitarian war.
civilians set fire to about 80 copies of the book and warned the
members of so called “Avarangal Onriam” that they would face bad
repercussions if they try to organize that type of campaigns again.