Vavuniya prepares for concluding resurgence event, grenade explodes

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 11:26 GMT]
Unidentified men lobbed a hand grenade inside compound of the Tamil National Resurgence committee Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. No one was injured in the explosion. Witnesses said that two men who lobbed the grenade escaped in a motorbike. The incident happened while Vavuniya residents are making preparations for the third month anniversary celebrations of the 27 July 2005 Vavuniya Proclamation.

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Vavuniya Resurgence Committe office attacked
Grenade lobbed at Vavuniya Resurgence Committe office
The concluding resurgence event on Thursday follows district-wise resurgence events in the NorthEast supporting the Vavuynia Proclamation demanding the Sri Lankan Military to vacate the "land and the seas of the NorthEast" and urging the International Community to recognise the "basic rights and life of freedom with peace on the basis of traditional homeland, Tamil nationhood, self rule and struggle for sovereignty".

District-wise resurgence events were held in NorthEast on 02 August in Batticaloa, 01 September in Kilinochchi, 14 Sepetmer in Mullaithivu, 28 September in Mannar, 30 September in Jaffna and on 22 October in Trincomalee.

A series of explosions have occured close to, or the day of earlier Resurgence events in Vavuniya and Batticaloa.

Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Vavuniya police visited the scene and are conducting investigations into the incident in Vavuniya on Wednesday.

Two hand grenades exploded on 27 July 2005, when the first Resurgence Event was being celebrated in Vavuniya. A bomb explosion was reported in Batticaloa on 02 August.


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