SLA trooper killed, two injured in Vavunathivu mortar fire

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 October 2006, 10:02 GMT]
One SLA trooper was killed and two seriously injured when Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) retaliated with mortar fire against the heavy mortar attack launched SLA soldiers from Vavunathivu SLA base on LTTE's Forward Defence Line (FDL) Sunday at 10:00 p.m., said Vavunathivu sources.

M. Samanthasiri, 34 was identified as the SLA trooper killed. The two seriously injured have been admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital, military sources said.

Samanthasiri's body is kept at the Batticaloa hospital morgue, hospital sources said.

Vavunathivu is located 6 km north west of Batticaloa town.

 

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