Police re-imposes curfew in Trincomalee town

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 15:50 GMT]
Although there were no violent incidents, the Police Tuesday re-imposed curfew in Trincomalee and Uppuveli police divisions from 5 p.m. till 6 a.m. Wednesday as a preventive measure, police sources said.

Meanwhile, Trincomalee Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mr.Upali Hewage said Tuesday that in the outbreak of violence Monday one died in a grenade attack and a tourist guide from Kandy has gone missing.

In the grenade attack three passengers in a private passenger bus were injured. He added some houses of belonging to both Tamils and Sinhalese were burnt down Monday night.

In the meantime, the body of the tourist guide reported missing was recovered Tuesday evening from Puliankulam area, about three km north of Trincomalee town. The body was identified as of Sumith of Kandy, police said.

The security of Trincomalee town and its suburbs has been further strengthened by deployment of additional policemen from outstations, sources said.

 

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