Civilian killed in army fire at Vaazhaichcheanai beach

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 December 2009, 23:47 GMT]
One person was killed and another was injured when soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) of Kumburumoolai camp fired at a group of persons in an attempt to flee in boats Friday night from Vaazhaichcheanai sea beach. SLA soldiers rushed to the Vaazhaichcheanai beach on receipt of information that a group of people suspected to be asylum seekers assembled there Friday evening.

The group had dispersed and took to their heels on seeing SLA soldiers before they were being taken into custody for interrorgation. At that point SLA soldiers fired at them, killing one and injuring another, Police spokesman I.M.karunaratne told media.


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