SLA sentry in Welikanda ambushed, two killed, one wounded

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 May 2006, 12:14 GMT]
Unidentified men ambushed a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry post with Claymore attack, killing two soldiers and wounding one at Sooriyaweva in Welikanda in Batticaloa - Polannaruwa border, Wedesday morning at 10:35, Police said.

The SLA troopers, killed in Welikanda were identified as I.M. Lankasinghe and K.H.M.D. Jeyawardene.

N. Najeem was wounded.

The soldiers opened fire and launched a search operation around the sentry post after the ambush.

Wellikanda police said that the injured SLA trooper, Najeem, is admitted to Polanaruwa hospital.

 

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