Electricity transformer fired upon in Thenmaraadchi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 16:55 GMT]
Unidentified armed men opened rapid fire Monday during curfew hours on an electricity transformer at Kachchaay, Kodikaamam in Thenmaraadchi causing damages to it. Electricity supply was cut off in the area and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched a cordon and search Tuesday in the area, covering the triangular area between Kodikaamam, Chaavakachcheari and Kachchaay, sources in Thenmaraadchi said.

The search began Tuesday early morning and lasted until evening.

Residents were not allowed to leave their homes the whole day and subjected to thorough search and checking.

No information is available on anyone being arrested during the search

Electricity transformers in Madduvil in Themaraadchi, Karaveddi Arasadi Chanthi in Vadamaraadchi were fired upon by unidentified gunmen while one in Kokkuvil in Jaffna area was set fire to, earlier this month.

 

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