SLA fire kills one, injures two in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 February 2007, 14:02 GMT]
One civilian was killed and two were injured when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) opened fire in Kumankulam in Vavuniya at 12:00 noon Saturday, local residents in the area said. Vavuniya Police said they have received no information on the incident. Meanwhile, unknown assailants triggered a claymore mine in Pandarikulam at 9:40 a.m. Saturday. No injuries to SLA soldiers or Police officers were reported.

Sinnarajah Suresh, 18, was killed, and Kumar Raguvaran, 17, and Logeswaran, 36, were injured by the SLA gunfire today noon.

The injured have been taken to Vavuniya Teaching Hospital for treatment, according to hospital sources.

Meanwhile, residents of Pandarikulam said, SLA soldiers fired indiscriminately for 30 minutes after the claymore attack, but no one was injured.

Vavuniya Police said, unknown armed men gunned down a former PLOTE cadre, Kumaraswamy, in Thirunavatkulam in Vavuniya Friday night.

Vavuniya Police is conducting investigations into the Thirunavatkulam killing.

 

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