EPDP arrested for selling grenades

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 February 2000, 13:01 GMT]
A member of Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), and a home guard who were trying to sell 3 hand grenades to two displaced youths in Poonthoddam welfare centre were arrested by the Sri Lanka Army on Thursday. Poonthoddam welfare centre is about 3 km. east of Vavuniya town.

The arrested member of the EPDP belongs to Sinhala community said sources.

The youths who tried to buy the grenades are also detained for inquiries, the sources said.

The SLA suspect the two youths from the welfare center are either supporters or members of the LTTE.


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