Grenade attack on UNP candidate's residence in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 21 September 2008, 09:02 GMT]
Unidentified attackers lobbed a grenade into the house of a Tamil candidate of the United National Party (UNP) for the second time, Kalkudaa police said. The UNP member, Jehan Arumugam, 27, said he has been threatening telephone calls from the TMVP paramilitary from May, 2008, when Eastern provincial council elections were held. The attack on Saturday took place around 11:00 p.m. No body was injured.

Earlier, on 18 May, two grenades were lobbed on his house, which is located along Kalkudaa main road.

Mr. Jehan had complained, already during the election campaign, that he has been receiving threatening telephone calls from TMVP personnel.

 

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