Casualties in bus shooting
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 January 2000, 17:20 GMT]
A woman was killed and three others wounded when a privately owned passenger bus was fired on at Miyankalkulam near Valaichenai on the Batticaloa-Colombo road around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The bus was on its way to Trincomalee from Kalmunai.
Miyankalkulam is about 50 km. north of Batticaloa.
The wounded passengers are admitted to the Polannaruwa hospital, sources said.
Valaichenai police are conduction investigations. Police sources say they are speaking to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) personnel in the region. The SLA has several camps and sentry posts on the both sides of the road.