SLA intelligence officer, soldier shot in Colombo
[TamilNet, Friday, 05 October 2007, 17:10 GMT]
An unknown armed person shot and wounded a Sri Lanka Army intelligence officer and a soldier at Maligawatte in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo Friday around 2:40 p.m., police said. The two military personnel in plain-cloth were riding in a three-wheeler along Jumma Masjeed road.
The wounded, identified as Darshana Mahinda and Sarath Bandara, were rushed to Colombo national hospital.
SLA sources earlier said the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) were responsible for the attack. But later, a military spokesman, Udaya Nanayakkara, said the attack was the work of some underworld criminals.