Transformer blasted in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Sunday, 03 October 1999, 08:38 GMT]
A transformer was blasted last night at Pavatkulam area about 18 km. north west of Vavuniya town, Police sources said.

Officials at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have estimated the value of the transformer at over a half million rupees.

The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) had earlier ordered the CEB officials to remove the transformer, stating they are unable to provide security sources said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan Police handed over a body of a youth in military fatigues to the Mannar hospital yesterday evening.

Hospital sources said there was a gun shot injury on the chest and a cyanide capsule around his neck.

The police did not inform where the youth had been killed, the sources added.

 

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