Two killed in MoU celebration clashes

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 January 2004, 11:57 GMT]
Two men who were putting up flags and festoons to celebrate the signing of the MoU between SLFP and JVP were killed in a grenade attack on them in Senaikkudiyiruppu in the Puttalam district Monday, Police said. Three cars were burnt in the northwestern district in clashes between opposition supporters celebrating the MoU and UNP sympathisers Monday.

SLFP sources in Colombo alleged that supporters of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP were behind the grenade attack in Senaikkudiyiruppu.

Tensions between supporters of the JVP-SLFP alliance and UNP were reported in many parts of the island's western and northwestern province on Monday.

 

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