LTTE hartal in Trincomalee
A hartal called by the LTTE disrupted normal life in Trincomalee town
yesterday with most Government establishments closed and transport
Shops were forced to put up shutters while banks and Tamil schools
remained closed following the hartal called by the LTTE to protest the
killing of four of its members on Sunday.
However, the Multi-Purpose Market in Trincomalee Town was opened and
so were some shops owned by Sinhala traders.
Protesters near Alles Garden on the Trincomalee-Nilaveli Road blocked
vehicles by burning tyres on the road. Police later removed the
A hand grenade was thrown at a Police truck injuring 13 Police
personnel including a Police Inspector and a Sub-Inspector at
Trincomalee. It was thrown at the Police truck near the Alles Garden on
Trincomalee and Nilaveli Road around 3.15 p.m. yesterday.
Eleven of the injured have been admitted to the Trincomalee Base
Hospital while the IP and the SI were treated at the OPD.
The injured Police personnel were on Special duty from the Kantale
Police. Meanwhile, a soldier on duty near a transformer on the
Trincomalee-Anuradhapura road close to Anuradhapura junction in
Trincomalee was shot at around 11.45 am yesterday. The victim was rushed
to Trincomalee Hospital.
Police believe the shooting was the LTTE's work.