Three SLA soldiers injured in Point-Pedro attack

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 19:44 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers including a corporal level officer were seriously injured when an SLA road patrol came under grenade attack followed by gunfire by unknown gunmen along the Point Pedro - Chavakachcheri road beween Manthikai junction and Kalikai junction in Vadamaradchy Wednesday afternoon, sources from Point Pedro said. Gunmen escaped after the attack.

The attack happened near the Inthira Amman Temple, according to sources.

The soldiers wounded in the attack were identified as Corporal Ranjith, 32, Munasinghe, 23, and Bandara, 22, security sources said.

The wounded soldiers were immediately admitted to the Manthikai General Hospital and later transferred to the Palaly Military Hospital, hospital sources said.

 

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