Student killed in SLA artillery shelling on Pooneryn
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 May 2007, 14:41 GMT]
A 17-year old boy was killed on the spot and his father was wounded when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells hit their house in Pooneryn (Poonakari) Tuesday noon, according to Tamileelam Police officials in Ki'linochchi. The scattered body of the victim, Kanakaratnam Mohanraj, a student at the Ki'li/Poonakari S'ree Viththiyaalayam, was recovered Tuesday evening.
Mr. Mohanraj had gone home for lunch break when the SLA fired shells hit a civilian settlement in 4th Mile Post in Poonakari.
The SLA has stepped up shelling in Northern Front during the recent days.