Grenade attack on Thinakkural Batticaloa office
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 December 2004, 17:11 GMT]
Unidentified persons threw a grenade Wednesday around 6 pm
targeting the Batticaloa office of Thinakkural, a leading Tamil daily
published in Colombo, Batticaloa police said.
The Thinakkural office is located along Bailey Road close to
Arasady Junction in a private building owned by a lawyer.
A police check
point is located about 100 meters away from the site, sources said.
The rear part of the office building was severely damaged, sources said.
Members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Batticaloa, and a
police party from Batticaloa Police and Special Task Force (STF) rushed to
the site on receipt of information and started investigation into the
incident, sources said.