Sinhala mob attacks Menakamam villagers, one killed
[TamilNet, Friday, 21 April 2006, 09:03 GMT]
A Tamil farmer was hacked to death and several houses were set on fire when Sinhala thugs armed with knives and clubs attacked villagers of Menkamam, a traditional Tamil village in the Seruvila division in Trincomalee, Friday, police in the eastern port town said. The mob went on a rampage following a clay more attack in which a home guard was killed and a policeman was injured, Friday morning at 58th colony, Dehiwatte, in Trincomalee.
The victim was identified as Mr.Chandran,35, a cultivator by profession, the police said.
Meanwhile, 12 Tamil civilians from Kanguvely, another traditional Tamil village in the area were taken by the Sri Lanka Army to their camp close by about 11 a.m., sources said.