SLA soldier injured in grenade attack in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 August 2005, 10:02 GMT]
Two motorcycle-riding attackers lobbed a grenade into a sentry point of the Sri Lanka Army located on Kalliyankadu Cemetery Road near the Batticaloa Railway Station Saturday noon. An SLA soldier, Sanjeeva Prasanna Wikramarachi, 21, was injured in the attack. SLA Soldiers at the sentry point opened fire and beat civilian travellers with rifle butts following the attack, civilian sources said.
The wounded soldier was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital.
Four SLA soldiers were on duty at the sentry post at the time of the attack, Police said.
Some travellers who were beaten by the SLA soldiers sustained injuries.
Further details are not available at the moment.