SLA shelling kills civilian, injures 4 on Mullaiththeevu sea

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 May 2009, 16:27 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched shells fell and exploded in a boat in which 12 persons from war torn Vanni were fleeing to Point Pedro Thursday night, killing a father while injuring his wife and two children and another woman, sources in Point Pedro said. The woman, admitted to Manthikai government hospital, was transferred to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for further treatment, the sources added.

The father killed is Vijayabalan, 37 and the injured are his wife Vijayabalan Chithira, 32, daughter Sinthiya, 8 and son Tharasan, 6.

The woman seriously injured is Siva Arul Saraswathy, 47.

Vijayabalan’s body is kept in Manthikai hospital mortuary.

SLA soldiers took away the rest of the civilians to Kodikaamam Thirunaavukkarasu M. V. SLA internment camp.

 

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