Soldiers, civilians clash in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 November 2004, 13:47 GMT]
A group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA)and members of public clashed at Madathady junction along Main Street in Jaffna town Wednesday noon that injured a soldier, police said. Jaffna Police arrested a Tamil youth after the incident.

According to police, a group of soldiers had attempted to attack few youths in the area identified by a Sinhala trader for forcibly removing furniture, which he had put up for sale at that site.

On receipt of information, a group of civilians gathered at the site and set upon the soldiers, police sources added.

Sri Lanka police officers rushed to the scene and diffused the tension, and arrested a Tamil youth, police said.

 

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