SLN soldier injured in gunfire

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 June 2005, 08:59 GMT]
Mr.Meegoda Jathika Jayalath (25), soldier of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) was injured when an unidentified gunman shot at him Tuesday morning around 6.45 AM on a group SLN soldiers on patrol duty at Old Bridge junction in Talaimannar in Mannar district. According to preliminary investigation by the police, one of the two unidentified men clad in shorts had come across the SLN soldiers and fired at them. Injured soldier is a native of Ahangama in Galle district, police said.

The injured soldier was first admitted to the Mannar general hospital and later transferred to Anuradhapura hospital.

Talaimannar Police are conducting investigation into the incident, sources said.

 

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