Channel 4 fallout: Sri Lankan Airlines's Chennai office attacked

Chennai: In an apparent fallout of the alleged cold blooded killing of the 12-year-old son of slain LTTE Chief V Prabhakaran, some persons pelted stones at the office of Sri Lankan Airlines here, causing minor damage to property.

Police said nobody was injured in the incident which comes close on the heels of a little-known pro-Tamil group attacking the Bank of Ceylon branch here recently, injuring two persons.

The Channel 4 image of the 12-year-old shortly before he was executed at close range.

The Channel 4 image of the 12-year-old shortly before he was executed at close range.

Staff at the airline office confirmed the incident and said nobody was injured.

Some glass panes were damaged, police said, adding three to four persons were suspected to be behind the attack.

On Tuesday, images of 12 year-old Balachandran seen eating snack and another taken a few hours later showing his body lying on the ground, his chest pierced by bullets were featured in the Channel 4 documentary had drawn widespread criticism in the state.

Sri Lankan Army had dismissed the allegation as "lies, half truths, rumours and numerous forms of speculation".

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 20, 2013 12:58 PM

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