Nayaru: Tamil fishermen’s huts and boats set alight by Sinhala fishermen

The fishing huts and boats of Tamil fishermen in Nayaru, Mullaithivu, have been set alight by Sinhala fishermen.

Affected Tamil fishermen from the area allege that a gang of Sinhala fishermen, escorted by Sri Lankan soldiers and sailors, entered Nayararu village at approximately 11:30pm on Monday and set 8 fishing huts, 3 boats, 2 engines and 27 fishing nets on fire.

A tense situation prevails in Nayaru village following the incident, with a large number of Sri Lanka military personnel being deployed to the area to quell any protests by Tamil fishermen.