SLA mortar attack kills father, son in Vaharai, Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Friday, 03 November 2006, 09:23 GMT]
A father and son were killed on the spot in a mortar attack launched by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) from its Mankerny camp in Batticaloa on Vaharai, a village in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territory in Batticalo, Friday around 8:30 a.m. The shells launched continuously by the SLA on and around the temporary shelters of the internally displaced people (IDP) in this area fall and explode causing the IDPs to flee in fear in all directions, said sources from Vaharai.
Nallathamby Thiyagarajah and his son Thiyagaraja Rajanikanth, 28 were killed while they were riding on a bicycle when the shell fell and burst near them.
The two dead bodies are kept at Vaharai hospital.
Vaharai is located 55 km north of Batticaloa town.