Youth shot dead Jaffna
[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 January 1999, 13:11 GMT]
A youth was killed and another wounded at Nunavil last night around 8 p.m. in an ambush by the Sri Lankan Army (SLA). The injured youth, Sinnarasa Jehan, 18, of Nunavil west, 190 Chavakachcheri, was admitted to the Jaffna hospital. He is under Sri Lankan Police guard.
The youth who was shot dead was identified as Selvarathinam Kouthathaas, 16, of Oorelu. SLA sources said that this identity could be spurious.
They said that the dead youth is suspected to be a member of the Liberation Tigers and Jehan his helper.
Troops in ambush had opened fire when the two were going together.