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SLA soldier killed by sniper fire in Vavunativu

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 June 2006, 10:54 GMT]
Lance Corporal M Kumararatne, 34, was killed by sniper fire while he was engaged in security duties at the Vavunativu, Batticaloa Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp at 5:10 p.m. Sunday, sources in Batticaloa said.

Kumararatne's body has been taken to Batticaloa hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

The SLA camp is located 5 km southwest of Batticaloa town.

 

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