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Tamil youth hospitalised following Sri Lankan army assault in Mannar

Sri Lankan army officers attacked a group of Tamils in Mannar, leaving one of them seriously injured and hospitalised. 

The group of seven Tamils were carrying a corpse to a nearby cemetery in Manthai, Mannar and ritualistically setting off firecrackers before being confronted by the army officials, earlier this month. The officers at Pallamadu junction in Mannar threatened them with charges of firecracker possession before severely assaulting the seven individuals. 

A 24-year-old was admitted to the Pallamudu Hospital after sustaining serious injuries and has now been transferred to Mannar District General Hospital for further treatment. 

Locals of the area have expressed their strong condemnation of the army’s actions. 

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