Homeguards shoot dead drunk SLA soldier, SLAF airman in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Friday, 26 September 2008, 06:12 GMT]
Sri Lankan Civil Defence Force home guards shot an army soldier and airman at Nillamba in Maha Oya in Ampaa'rai district Thursday afternoon around 3:00 p.m., when the soldiers, who were drunk, verbally abused the homeguards. Both the soldier and the airman succumbed to their injuries while they were being rushed to Maha Oya hospital, police said. Another person was injured in the shooting.

The SLAF person was identified as V. M. Mahindasiri, 25, and the SLA soldier as Rasika Sampath, 26. Both of them were from Dambadeniya.

The injured person M. Suranimala, a trishaw driver, was admitted to Maha Oya hospital.

Police has launched in inquiry. The homeguards involved in the episode have been detained.

 

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