SL court remands 6 for Trincomalee attack on Tamils


Colombo, Sep 18: At least six people were remanded to judicial custody by a Sri Lankan court on Monday in connection with an attack by a Sinhalese group on people attending the commemorative event for a prominent LTTE activist in the eastern town of Trincomalee. Selvaraja Kajendran, a parliamentarian from the Tamil National Alliance, and 14 others were attacked by a gang from the majority Sinhalese in the multi-ethnic Trincomalee’s Kappalthurai area on Sunday.
The Tamil group said the police watched in silence as the Sinhalese group assaulted Kajendran and disrupted the vehicle float commemorating Thileepan, a prominent LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) activist from the north. The Court in the eastern town of Trincomalee today served remand orders on at least six people in connection with the attack.
The attackers have been remanded to judicial custody till September 21. (PTI)


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