CVF member wounded

[TamilNet, Sunday, 07 February 1999, 19:41 GMT]
A member of Civilian Volunteer Force (CVF), D.Sivakumary (26), was shot by unidentified gunmen at Thekkankaadu, 2 km south of Vavuniya along the Kandy trunk road this evening. She had been transferred to Anuradhapura, after being admitted to Vavuniya hospital.

Sources in Anuradhapura said she is wounded in her stomach and her condition is critical.

The wounded CVF had been deployed on duty at the Railway Station Police Post in Vavuniya.

Police said the Liberation Tigers is responsible for the shooting.

Citizen Volunteer Force was formed by the EPRLF to fight the LTTE, when they were elected to power in the northeast Provincial Council under the patronage of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), of the Indian Government during the latter part of the eighties.

 

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