STF member killed in claymore blast

[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 February 2000, 21:16 GMT]
A member of the Special Task Force(STF) was killed in a claymore mine blast in Periya Kallar 35 km south of Batticaloa town at noon today. Another STF member was seriously injured and was admitted to Amparai hospital, police sources said.

The blast occurred when the STF personnel on a routine foot patrol were sitting on the stone, used by the devotees to crack-open coconuts, in front of the Periya Kallar Sinnapillaiyar Kovil.

Using the area around the stone as a resting place, to denigrate the sanctity of the temple and the revered Pillaiyar deity, has become a regular habit of the STF personnel, residents of the area said.

Following the blast the STF has attacked the people living in the vicinity of the temple, sources said.

In Kallar and Periya Kallar there has been increased activity of the STF during nights say residents of these areas. STF waiting in ambush in street corners and by-lanes have regularly attacked villagers, people affected by the STF actions told TamilNet reporter.

Meanwhile soldier Hemasinghe (28), who is attached to the 233rd Batticaloa regiment, sustained injuries when his gun accidentally fired. He was admitted to the Batticaloa General Hospital, police sources said.

Sources also said that the soldier fell asleep while on duty and accidentally pulled the trigger.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.06.18 13:20   Photo
Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
08.06.18 18:17  
131 Sinhala Buddhist installations crop up in North after 2009: NPC
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=4658