SLA trooper shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 February 2007, 08:56 GMT]
Unidentified armed men lying in ambush opened fire on Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers posted at Chenkalady public market area in Eravur police division in Batticaloa, killing a SLA trooper, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. SLA troopers fired at random and more troopers were deployed at the site of the killing. A cordon and search was launched though no one was arrested.

The SLA trooper killed was identified as M. Saman Navaratne, 36, of Komanthurai SLA camp.

Chenkalady town area was gripped by fear following the incident while all shops were closed immediately.

Komanthurai SLA camp lies 800 metres from Chenkalady.

Chenkalady is located 14 km north of Batticaloa town.


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