Two civilians wounded in shelling

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 January 1999, 11:18 GMT]
Two civilians, K.Tharumaratnam, 47 and his daughter T.Asoka, were injured when a shell fired by the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) stationed at the Usanaar Eththam, hit their house at Kaayaankerni yesterday morning around 4.30 a.m.

They have been admitted to the Batticaloa hospital.

Sources said sounds of gunfire were heard before the shell attack.

Kaayaankerni is officially under the control of the SLA. However, the army dies little patrolling in the area due to manpower shortages. Therefore it is sometimes treated as enemy terrain.

The shells were fired from the Usanaar Eththam SLA camp which is about 300 meters from Kaayankerni. Usanaar Eththam is about three kilometres north of Valaichenai.

 

Latest 15 Reports
28.07.16 23:42  
Colombo continues to dilly-dally on processing political prisoners‘ cases
27.07.16 23:14  
UNP answerable for 1983 genocidal pogrom: Batticaloa UNP Organiser
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2661