Army sentry burnt down in Thenmaradchchi

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 June 2005, 03:57 GMT]
Unidentified group of youths Friday night around 7.30 p.m. set fire to a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry located in Mirusuvil-Puttur junction in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district, Chavakachcheri Police said.

First the group threw stones at the sentry. When soldiers stationed there withdrew the sentry was burnt down, police added.

This army sentry has been frequently attacked and set on fire during general shut down and other public demonstrations previously held in the area, sources said.

 

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