Civilian shot, injured in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 June 2006, 16:07 GMT]
Unknown gunmen shot and seriously injured a civilian in
Navaly North, Aanaikottai area in Valigamam, Jaffna district at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, civil sources in Jaffna said. The gunmen requested
Ilayathamby Vanniyasingam, 46, to come out of his house
and fired at him at close range, sources added.
Vanniyasingam has been admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital
with serious gunshot wounds in his upper body, hospital
The shooting incident taking place close
to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp in Aaniakottai, amidst
increased SLA harassment of area residents has terrified
local residents, civil sources said.
Motivations for targetting Vanniyasingham are not known.