SLA patrol unit ambushed in Vadamaradchy

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 13:01 GMT]
Unidentified armed persons opened fire on the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) patrol unit at Sakkottai, Polykandy in Vadamaradchy north Wednesday afternoon, sources in Vadamaradchy said. Following the attack, the dead and injured were air lifted to Palay SLA Base hospital twice in a military helicopter, eye witnesses said.

SLA troopers cordoned off and searched Sakkottai, Polykandy villages, located along the coastal area of Vadamaradchy north, where the attack took place.

Point Pedro-Valvettithurai coastal road was closed for traffic for nearly two hours as the search went on.

People travelling to Valvettithurai had to use alternative routes.

Fishermen in the area had gone fishing in the morning.

Number of SLA troopers dead or injured is suspected to be high, according to unconfirmed sources in Vadmaradchy.



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