SLA soldier opens fire on fellow troopers, 2 killed, 15 wounded

[TamilNet, Friday, 21 November 2008, 16:37 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier opened fire at fellow soldiers, killing two and wounding 15 while the SLA soldiers were engaged in training at Lindagama in Nochchiyagama in the North Central Province Friday around 2:00 p.m.

The injured soldiers were rushed to Anuradhapura hospital. The two killed soldiers were identified as Madhusanka of Gampola and Wijeratne of Matale.

The soldiers attached to Lindagama Army camp had set up a road block and were trained how to act on an emergency situation. The soldier who opened fire also took part in the training and was hiding behind a house close to the road block when he opened fire at his fellow soldiers.

 

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