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CEB vehicle attacked, one killed, 2 injured

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 September 2006, 06:06 GMT]
An employee of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) was killed and two others were injured when armed men fired at the vehicle in which they were traveling, at Alukkai in Allaveddi, 11 km north of Jaffna town, around 8 p.m., Saturday. The vehicle was fired at about 200 metres from Sri Lanka Army check post at Alukkai.

They were traveling in a vehicle belongs to CEB, along Chunnakam - Mallakam road towards Allaveddy to do maintenance work, when they were attacked.

The attack occured while Sri Lanka Army (SLA) announced curfew was in force.

An official at the Chunnakam power station said the CEB staffs had special curfew pass issued by SLA authorities.

Linganathan, 54, of Erlalai and was killed in the shooting. He is father of three. His body is kept at Thellipalai hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, Lawrence, 50, of Mallakam and Kengatharan, 45, were injured in the incident, sources at the Thellipalai hospital said. Kengatharan is father of three and is from Alaveddi.

 

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