SLA kills youth in Kopay, another youth shot dead in Avarangal
[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 May 2006, 14:13 GMT]
During a cordon and search operation following two grenade explosions which injured one Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper in Kopay area, SLA soldiers shot dead a youth in Kopay at 1:45 p.m., Sunday, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, another youth was shot dead by unidentified gunmen who came in a motorbike in Avarangal area on Jaffna Point-Pedro road, Sunday morning, sources in Jaffna said.
SLA foot patrol that was moving towards Kopay junction from Irupalai Junction along the Jaffna-Point Pedro road came under grenade attack in front of Kopay Christian College by unknown assailants at 12:45 p.m., Sunday. One SLA trooper received serious wounds in the attack and was taken to Palaly Military Hospital.
There was another grenade attack near the same location at 1:45 p.m. After the second explosion during the cordon and search operation, Parameswaran Kapilan, 21, was shot dead by the SLA, sources said.
Three other friends of Kapilan was arrested by the SLA on suspicions and were handed over to Kopay police, police sources said.
Meanwhile, Ramachandran Surendran, 30, from Atchuvely North, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen along the same Jaffna-Point Pedro road, near Avarangal junction, sources said. This was the second killing involving youths from Atchuvely Sunday
This killing took place at 8:30 a.m., nearly the same time the youth Pasuwalingam Kandeepan, 23, was shot dead in Atchuvely pathameni junction.