SLA assaults fishermen in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 January 2002, 18:04 GMT]
Two fishermen were severely assaulted by the Sri Lanka Army personnel Tuesday morning in the coastal village of Munai in Vadamaradchi, Jaffna, sources said. SLA soldiers assaulted Viknaraja Iyangaran, 16, and T. Tharmu, 40, who returned to shore in their traditional catamaran with. The soldiers confiscated their fishing gear and the day's catch in their vessel.

Fisheries officials said that they were assaulted because they had not registered their catamaran.

Meanwhile, an army heavy vehicle which was transporting a tank from Palaly to Nagarkovil met with an accident near Kudaththanai, Vadamaradchi area, injuring a soldier.

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