[TamilNet, Monday, 31 January 2000, 14:40 GMT]
Two transformers were blasted last night by unidentified persons at Veppankulam 4 km. from Vavuniya town along the Mannar road, said sources.
The transformers were installed in private lands for the use of two Rice Mills. A transformer at Ciyam Rice Mill was blasted at 8.45 p.m. and the another at Jeevan Rice Mill, around midnight the sources added.
K. Sabaratnam the Electrical Engineer of the Ceylon Electricity Board in Vavuniya said value of the blasted transformers is estimated to be 1.1million rupees.