Mannar Police arrest four for building LTTE memorial
[TamilNet, Thursday, 07 October 2004, 16:12 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police Thursday night arrested four workers who were constructing a memorial in Mannar town for 'Victor'(Mr.Marcelin Fuselus), a senior commander of the Liberation Tigers who was killed in battle with the Sri Lanka army in 1986. The masons and their assistants were arrested when they were starting work on the memorial at the roundabout in Bazaar Street in the heart of Mannar town around 7.30 p.m. Sri Lanka army and Police stepped up patrols and deployed more troops in the town following the arrest.
'Victor' was LTTE's Mannar district commander in 1985-86. He was from Pangkattukottil, a coastal village near Mannar town. He was a popular LTTE leader in the region.
Police said they arrested the four workers as they had no permission to build the memorial at the Bazaar Street roundabout.
The statements of the four workers were recorded by Police Thursday night. They have been detained at the Mannar town Police station.
Mannar Police said they are not yet aware of the persons or organisation that is behind the construction of the memorial.