Mobs attack Tamil estate

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 July 2005, 22:51 GMT]
Sinhala mobs armed with batons attacked Tamil plantation workers in Panthi tea estate near Mathugama, a small town in Western Province, 61 km. from Colombo, Mr. Mano Ganesan, leader of the Western Province Peoples' Front (WPPF) told TamilNet. Two Tamil civilians were injured in the attack that took place around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

One of the victims, who sustained serious injuries, was admitted to Nagoda Hospital, according to Mr. Mano Ganesan.

Policemen were sent to the estate around 11:30 p.m and the Inspector General of Police also visited the area upon complaints made by the parliamentarian. The tea estate is located one kilometer from Mathugama. Further details are not available at the moment.

 

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