Armed men rob village shops
[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 November 1998, 20:53 GMT]
A group of unidentified armed men entered Maharambaikulam, a village 4 km. north-east of Vavuniya town, around midnight yesterday and robbed foodstuffs from shops, said local residents there.
According to them at least 30 gunmen in uniform raided the shops.
They said they had spoken in Sinhala and Tamil to communicate with the owners of the shops
Residents said that the gun men had taken only the foodstuff and did not rob the cash in the shops.