Tamil workers warned against visiting Akkaraipattu
[TamilNet, Monday, 27 October 2003, 12:34 GMT]
Following yesterdays confrontation between Muslim farmers and owners of livestock in Vattamadu, Muslim youths have attacked Tamil masons and warned them from coming to work in Akkaraipattu area, civil sources in Akkaraipattu, Amparai district said.
Sources say tension still prevails in the Tamil and Muslim areas in Amparai district.
The Tamil masons who were attacked but not seriously injured were from Sagamam, Panangadu and AalaiyadiVembu villages who were going to work on Monday morning to Akkaraipattu.
Special Task Force personnel and Police were patrolling the streets to prevent the conflict from escalating. Sources said the Liberation Tigers are also taking necessary safety measures not to allow confrontation to spill over to other parts of the district.