SLA shoots dead 2 young men in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 January 2007, 21:41 GMT]
Sri Lankan Army (SLA) soldiers shot dead two young men around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in an ambush in Mavadi Vembu in Eravur Police division in Batticaloa district, sources said.

SLA soldiers, who were hiding in the wood near the railway line in Mavadi Vembu, opened fire on the passing men, killing them on the spot.

The bodies kept in Batticaloa Teaching hospital morgue are yet to be identified, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, SLA claimed that it has killed two members of Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) - Major Shankar and his bodyguard - in the ambush.

However, LTTE has not released any details.

Mavadi Vembu is located 18 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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