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.

 

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