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Sinhala hoodlums harrass Tamils in Negombo

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:12 No Comment]

Tamil residents in Negombo are reported being harassed by Sinhala hoodlums during the ‘Victory Celebration’ held Friday to mark the defeat of LTTE in the war front. Sinhalese youths had visited Tamil houses to demand money under threat to help fund the celebration, and those who declined to give were harassed and in some cases assaulted, media sources said.

Sinhala hoodlums marching in procession celebrating the victory had thrown rotten eggs and spoilt vegetables targeting Tamils who walk along the roads.

In one instance a Tamil youth who was on his way home along Beach Road in Negombo was severely assaulted by goons saying this was the treatment for Tamils in future, sources said.

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