Soldier injured by friendly fire

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A SLA soldier was injured by friendly fire, in the Vavunatheevu main camp, 5 km northwest of Batticaloa by the western shore of the Batticaloa lagoon, when it was hit by mortar shells fired from one of its satellite camps 1 km to the east at about 11.30 a.m. this morning, said sources in Batticaloa.

The satellite camp was firing mortars towards Paduvankarai, the vast western hinterland of the district across the lagoon.

The injured soldier is Subasinghe (27).

 

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