Youths remanded in Talaimannar shooting

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 10:48 GMT]
Mannar Magistrate, Mr.N.M.M.Abdullah, Wednesday ordered remand till June 22 three suspects, Selliah Nimalanathan, Jeyanathan and K.Karthigesu, who were produced in Mannar Courts in connection with the shooting that took place Tuesday morning close to Talaimannar old bridge area. In this incident a soldier of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Mr. Meegoda Japthige Jayalath was injured, police said.

The three suspects are all natives of Talaimannar.

According to security sources, one of the two youths clad in shorts came across a group of SLN soldiers who were on patrol duty at the site had fired at them.

Mr. Jayalath received serious injuries on his left hand. He was first admitted to Talaimannar hospital and later transferred to Anuradhapura hospital, sources said.

 

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