Two policemen killed
[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Two Sri Lankan policemen were killed at a checkpoint in Valaichenai, 32 km north of Batticaloa, when suspected Liberation Tigers drove up in an auto-rickshaw and opened fire around 9:00 a.m. yesterday, said ex-militant sources in Europe when contacted by TamilNet.
The checkpoint was located on the Colombo - Batticaloa highway, which passes through Valaichenai.
The police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) reacted by opening fire, wounding a fishmonger, who has been warded in the Batticaloa Hospital, said the sources.