Jaffna SLA commander suffers heart attack
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 January 2000, 13:05 GMT]
Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Nihal Jayakody died this afternoon at Palaly Military Hospital after a brief illness, said a press release issued today by the Operational Headquarters Of the Ministry o f Defence.
His body will be transferred to Colombo this evening and the funeral arrangements will be notified in due course, the press release added.
Major General Jayakody joined the Sri Lanka Army in 1970 and he passed out as the best cadet Of Intake 3. On his return after the successful completion of the National Defence College in India he was posted as the Security Forces Commander Jaffna. He leaves behind his wife Mohinee and son Bathiya