Curfew clamped down in Trincomalee town following violence

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 October 2002, 06:06 GMT]
Trincomalee town has been put under 18-hour curfew with immediate effect from Friday till Saturday morning 6 a.m. on reports of violence following a general shut down (Hartal) called by Tamil Organizations Federation (TOF).

The general shut down has been called by the TOF, condemning the killings of seven Tamil civilians at Kanchirankuda in Ampara district. While the hartal was being observed clashes took places at Srimapura, Abeyapura and Anpuvallipuram junction, suburbs of Trincomalee town, police sources said.

Following one day ‘hartal’ Government offices, state and private banks, schools, business houses were shut down. Markets were closed down. Crowds were seen burning tyres on roads.

At Thirukdaloor, a suburb in Trincomalee town in a grenade attack took place. Three Tamil persons were injured in firing by Sinhala home guards in the area., Tamil residents said All the injured were admitted to the Trincomalee hospital.

 

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