3RD LEAD

Civilians wounded in SLAF bombardment

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 July 2008, 12:17 GMT]
At least four civilians were wounded at Vaddakkachchi, around 7 km from Ki'linochchi Sunday at 4:20 p.m. when two Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) bombers attacked a residential area twice, Tamileelam Police officials told media in Ki'linochchi. 15 houses have sustained serious damage in the aerial attack.

SLAF bombardment
A wounded civilian being taken to Intensive care unit
The wounded were rushed to Ki'linochchi hospital. A 67-year-old civilian, Maniyar Sellathamby, and a 24-year-old male, identified as Rooban, were among the seriously wounded.

The bombardment has taken place at Naavalar Veethy in Vaddakkachchi, a GS area in Karaichchi division of Ki'linochchi district.

The houses damaged include the residence of village level administrator (Grama Sevaka) Roopasingham.

The father of Roopasingham was also injured during the aerial attack. Another house in the area was completely destroyed.

The attack was reported 100 meters away from the Multi Purpose Cooperative Society and 200 meters from St. Soosaiyappar church.

Four live stocks killed during aerial bombardments by MIG-27 Air crafts Sunday and a large number of valuable trees too were destroyed.




SLAF bombardment
Family members of the wounded civilians outside the hospital in Ki'linochchi
SLAF bombardment
Family members of the wounded civilians outside the hospital in Ki'linochchi


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