Three Tamil youths shot dead in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Friday, 16 June 2006, 12:23 GMT]
Three Tamil civilian youths were shot dead allegedly by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Friday morning at Periyakulam, located close to the Welgampura along Trincomalee-Anuradhapuram Road about ten km off the east port town, civil sources in Trincomalee said. A large Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp is located in Periyakulam area.
The youths supply sand to construction sites in the Trincomalee town.
Friday morning around 7.30 a.m. the youths went to the area in a tractor to transport sand. At around 2.30 in the afternoon they were found dead with gunshot injuries, sources added.
The driver of the tractor was found lying on the steering wheel head down with bleeding injuries. He was identified as one Babu of Varothiayanagar. Other two youths are said to be from Anpuvallipuram and Uppuveli, suburbs of Trincomalee town but not identified yet.
The bodies of the youths were brought to Trincomalee general hospital Friday evening, hospital sources said.