Two shops looted, set on fire in Ka'ruvaakkeani

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 April 2008, 12:56 GMT]
Unidentified armed men looted the entire contents of two shops Wednesday night 10:00 p.m.in Ka'ruvaakkeani within Vaazhaichcheanai police division in Batticaloa district before setting them ablaze, sources said.

A cultural program was in progress Wednesday night in Kalaivaani stadium in PuthukkudiyirIppu, Vaazhaichcheanai, and the owners of the two stores one a Compact Disc (CD) sales centre and the other a restaurant had gone to watch the show.

Lazar Thavasuthan, the owner of “Suha Communication Centre” speaking to TamilNet said the theives stole three computers, 500 CDs and furniture from his business, and after that the robbers had set fire to his store, resulting in a loss of Rs.420,000.

The owner of Chowmiya restaurant, the other victim said all the food materials stored within the premises have been robbed and the remaining items were set on fire causing a loss of Rs.450,000.

Both owners have lodged complaints at Vaazhaichcheanai police, a spokesman from the police station said.

The Sri Lankan Army (SLA) troops at a check point located 30 feet from the affected stores informed the occupants of a nearby house of the robbery, local sources said.

Vaazhaichcheanai Police station is located 500 metres North of one of the looted stores.

Vaazhaichcheanai is located 32 km North of Batticaloa.

 

Latest 15 Reports
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=25334