2 SLA soldiers killed in accident in Vaazhaichcheanai
[TamilNet, Monday, 06 October 2008, 15:40 GMT]
Two Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers were killed when the motorbike they were riding in collided with a cow crossing the main road between Vaazhzaichcheanai and Kumpurumulai in Vaazhaichcheanai police division in Batticaloa Sunday around 6:45 p.m, Vaazhaichcheanai police said. One of the soldiers died in Vaazhaichcheanai hospital, and the other in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital where he was earlier transferred for further medical treatment, hospital sources said.
The victims were identified as N. Udage, 19, and S. Rajapakse, 21, both
attached to Kumpurumulai SLA camp.
Udage died in Vaazhaichcheanai hospital Sunday night, while Rajapakse died in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital Monday early morning.
The two soldiers were returning to their camp after attending to
personal errands in Vaazhaichcheanai.