Two SLA troopers wounded in Moneragala

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 12:26 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army troopers were wounded when a group of attackers opened fire on a SLA unit engaged in a search operation in a jungle area near Kithulkotte in Thanamalwila Police division Tuesday noon, Police said. Meanwhile, informed sources in Colombo said around 8,000 security personnel comprising SLA troops, Special Task Force, Police and homeguards, have been deployed in the jungle areas in a search operation. Around 2000 Sinhalese men were to be recruited to Civil Defence Force as homeguards in the district, informed sources further said.

One of the wounded SLA soldier was rushed to Hambantota hospital.

On Monday, three police personnel were shot and killed in the area.


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