Three homeguards killed
[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 July 1999, 08:38 GMT]
Three homeguards were killed and another wounded when the Liberation Tigers attacked a sentry post at Padiyatalawa, about 65 km. south-west of Batticaloa, on the Chenkalady-Badulla road, in the early hours of the morning today.
The wounded homeguard has been rushed to the Badulla hospital.
The homeguards are an auxiliary, paramilitary force which is armed with assault rifles and operates closely with the Sri Lankan Police.
Sinhala home guards are deployed along with the Sri Lankan army in several Sinhala border villages in the east.