Four policemen wounded in Valaichenai
[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 May 2005, 13:42 GMT]
Four policemen were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire and lobbed
grenade at vehicles in which a local leader of the paramilitary Eelam
People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), Mr. S. Sivanandan and seven of his men were
travelling, sources said. The attack took place at Valaichenai, 30
kilometers north of Batticaloa.
The policemen were amongst those escorting the EPDP group, sources said.
The gunmen attacked the pajero 4x4 and another van between the offices of
the Assistant Superintendent of Police and Divisional Secretary on the
Batticaloa-Valaichenai main road, around 11.30 a.m., according to the
The wounded policemen were identified as Sunil,26, Jayatilake,28, Sarathunga,28, Jayasinghe,32, all attached to Batticalao police station.
They were taken to Valaichenai hospital and latter transferred to Batticaloa
hospital, according to medical sources.