Mr. Poojitha Jayasundara, Director of anti narcotics bureau of Sri Lanka Police headquarters was quoted in the press on Monday as saying that there appears to be a link between the parcel of heroin and the murder of the man from Karisal.
The Muslim coastal village is 12 kilometres from Mannar.
Several community leaders of Karisal with whom the delegation led by the the Bishop and the Immam held discussions said that they and their people want to live peacefully and amicably with the Tamils and the Liberation Tigers in Mannar.
The bishop of Mannar urged the people of Karisal not to be instigated by antisocial elements that are trying to sow communal strife in Mannar. He said that if the people of Karisal had any grievances they could be addressed peacefully.