3RD LEAD (CORRECTION)

Two workers killed in SLA deep penetration attack

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 June 2006, 09:32 GMT]
A trainee caretaker and a Sinhalese driver of a water supply contractor, Thummara Enterprises, were killed in a Claymore attack carried out by the Sri Lanka Army Deep Penetration Unit attack in LTTE controlled Mannar district Thursday at 12:50 p.m., Tamileelam Police officials said.

The victims were identified as Alocious Rex Sasiharan, 24, the trainee caretaker and H.M.Amarasekara, 45, the Sinhala driver of the blue color pickup vehicle with registration number CPHF 5832, Police officials said.

Mannar district field commander of the LTTE was travelling in another vehicle on Periayamadu - Pallamadu Road, 5 minutes behind the civilian vehicle that was ambushed by the deep penetration unit, Police officials further said.

The DPU ambush has taken place 4 km from Periyamadu.

The trainee caretaker was on his way to inspect a water supply project that supplies water to Vidthaltheevu island.

The bodies were handed over to Adampan District Hospital.

 

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