LTTE releases two Sri Lankan police constables

[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 May 2003, 13:48 GMT]
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Saturday handed over two Sri Lankan police constables who were in its custody to the Muttur Assistant Superintendent of Police D.Samarakone and Serunuwara Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr.Ajith Rohana near Kattaiparichchan Bridge in the presence of members of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), security sources said.

The two police constables identified as Mr.K. Pushpakumara and Mr. Gamini Herat were taken into custody by the LTTE cadres when they entered the LTTE controlled area at Kandalkadu in Serunuwara division Thursday evening, LTTE sources said.

The Trincomalee Police said the LTTE cadres captured two police constables when they were going to LB channel in Serunuwara police area, sources said.

Trincomalee senior police superintendent Mr.Upali Hewage contacted the Trincomalee district political head of the LTTE Mr.Tilak for the release of the constables.

Meanwhile the SLMM in Trincomalee said the LTTE has denied any involvement in the attack on two army soldiers that took place on Thursday at Orr’s Hill area.

Two soldiers identified as Corporal J.L.Sisirakumara of the 11th national Guard and Private Yogarasa Mahendran of 2nd Sri Lanka National Guard were in civilian outfit when they were attacked with swords and shot by an unidentified group of persons who came in a van, police sources said.

 

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