Unidentified gang ransacks Tamil NGO office in Colombo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 January 2012, 12:14 GMT]
The Colombo office of "Vi'luthu," a non-governmental organization that has been implementing development projects for the welfare of the underprivileged people in the North and East by providing free legal advice and conducting courses in journalism, was ransacked by an unidentified group of persons in the late hours of Monday or early hours of Tuesday, according to an official of the NGO.

The Colombo office is located along Torrington Avenue.

Unidentified persons had entered the office forcibly through rear entrance. The gang had thrown all files and other documents kept in the office on the floor after subjecting the documents to intensive examination.

A NGO officer claimed Rs.15,000 kept in office was missing. All documents were left behind.

NGO authority had lodged a complaint with the Cinnamon Garden Police.

The NGO has been publishing several magazines for the teaching community including Ahavilzhi in Tamil and some magazines for parents, sources said.


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