Curfew imposed in Trincomalee town, suburbs

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 April 2003, 18:20 GMT]
Curfew has been imposed in Trincomalee and its suburbs from Saturday night till Sunday morning 9 a.m. following sporadic incidents that took place Saturday evening at Muslim dominated Jamaliya area, police said.

Police said tension prevailed in the area following a grenade attack Saturday around seven in the evening from a three-wheeler by some unidentified persons, injuring some Muslim persons. Since then Muslims of the area prevented Tamils travelling to villages beyond Uppuveli, north of Trincomalee town, police said.

On receipt of information a police team rushed to the scene of incident and took precautionary measures to prevent violence spreading to other areas, police said

Meanwhile Muttur town and its suburbs coming under the Muttur police division is still under curfew for third day, sources said.

The Muttur Police reported several incidents in several parts of the area including setting of fire to huts belonging to Muslims and Tamils.

 

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