Grenade attack on Trinco Tamil official's residence

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 June 2005, 16:55 GMT]
An unidentified person Friday night around 8.30 p.m. lobbed two grenades at the house of Mr.V.Vigneswaran, President of the Trincomalee District Tamil People's Forum (TDTPF). His house is located at Anpuvallipuram, about 3 k.m. east of Trincomalee town on the Kandy road. Mr.Vigneswaran was not in the house at the time of incident, sources said.

The TDTPF under the leadership of Mr.Vigneswaran is spearheading the campaign for the removal of the controversial Buddha statue, which was erected in a land close to the Trincomalee central bus stand last month.

Mr.V.Vigneswaran
Mr.V.Vigneswaran, President of the Trincomalee District Tamil People's Forum (TDTPF)
The unidentified person who spoke in Tamil fluently had gone and asked for Mr.Vigneswaran. That person had lobbed two grenades at the house on being told that Mr.Vigneswaran was away.

The two grenades exploded causing damages to articles found in the dining room, according to an inmate of the house.

No one was injured in the explosion, he said.

The incident was immediately reported to the Uppuveli Police.

 

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