Civilian shot dead
[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Mr. Kanthasamy Srikantha, 21, was shot dead by the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) during a search operation in Puthukkudiyiruppu, in Valaichenai this morning around 5.30 a.m. said sources in Batticaloa.
The SLA soldiers dragged the youth out of his house and shot him at the gate, the sources added.
The body of Srikantha is lying at the Valaichenai hospital, said sources.
Puthukkudiyiruppu, is about two kilometers from Valaichenai town which is 30 km north of Batticaloa.