Sri Lankan shelling kills 4 civilians, children among 11 wounded

[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 January 2009, 02:41 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells claimed the lives of four civilians in Puthukkudiyiruppu and Visuvamadu on Saturday, according to medical sources. Four children were among the wounded.

SLA shelling in Vanni on 17 January 2009
SLA shelling in Vanni on 17 January 2009


The names of the slain civilians were not available at the time of the reporting.

The wounded were identified as:
  • Arul Sritharan Saranya, 6, female,
  • Sriranjan Sinthuja, 8, female,
  • Sriranjan Mithusan, 10, male,
  • Vimalanathan Ranjitha, 15, female,
  • Arul Sritharan Sasikala, 24, female,
  • Anthirose Inat Roshany, 25, female,
  • Punniyasingam Karnakaran, 25, male,
  • Karthigesu Kavithasan, 30, male,
  • Gnanaeswaran Gnanaseelan, 37, male,
  • Maheswari Revathy, 38, female,
  • Velusamy Nathan, 49, male


SLA shelling in Vanni on 17 January 2009
Wounded civilians in ambulance after first-aid
SLA shelling in Vanni on 17 January 2009
Four of the wounded victims were children


SLA shelling in Vanni on 17 January 2009
One of the killed victims, yet to be identified


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