TELO cadres arrested for grenade attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 August 1999, 23:02 GMT]
(Adds Photo)Sri Lankan security forces arrested three TELO cadres tpday in connection with the grenade attack on a police post at Veppankulam. The TELO cadres sustained injuries when the forces entered TELO's camp at Ukkulaankulam and assaulted them following the grenade attack.

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Hartal in Vavuniya, August 28: Streets were deserted in Vavuniya on Saturday in response to the Hartal called by the PLOTE, as a token protest against attacks on the people of the northern town by the Sri Lanka Army .Photo:TamilNet
One of them, Subramaniam Thevan alias Theepan was arrested at the Anuradhapura hospital. He is currently detained at the hospital and will be handed over to the Vavuniya police for further investigations, sources said.

Two others, Malli and Wimal, were arrested at Bambalapitiya today, while they were on their way to Delmon Private hospital at Wellawatte for treatment as advised by the hospital authorities to come to the Out Patients Department (OPD) for treatment.

They had previously received treatment for the injuries at the Delmon Hospital and were discharged from the wards.

Sources said that they are now being detained at Bambalapitiya Police and will be sent to Vavuniya for inquiries.

Adaikalanathan Selvam, the Leader of TELO and the Member of Parliament for Vanni district, said that it is unfair to arrest them who had nothing to do with the grenade attack which was done by the LTTE.

The TELO leader further said that he had requested the authorities concerned to release his arrested members immediately.


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