Youth shot dead

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 February 2000, 21:26 GMT]
A youth was shot dead and another arrested during a search operation by the Sri Lanka Army in Puliyankandalady in Vaakarai, about 64 km. north of Batticaloa, around 7.30 a.m. today, said sources.

The village was searched after the SLA camp at Vaakarai was shelled by the Liberation Tigers this morning.

The SLA said they shot dead a LTTE member and arrested another. Two grenades were also recovered, they added.

The arrested youth is being interrogated at the Valaichenai SLA camp, sources said.

 

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