School damaged in air raid

[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 August 2000, 06:13 GMT]
Ampalavan Pokkanai School in Puthukudiyiruppu in the north-eastern Mullaithivu district was damaged in an air raid by Sri Lanka Air Force's newly acquired Mig-27 jets on 15 August, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said Saturday.

At the time of the incident, the school was closed for holidays and 40 students who were attending a private tuition class were present in the school premisses. Two students and a teacher sustained injuries, the radio said quoting principal of the school.

Some of the buildings were completely burnt down in the air raid according to the principal. Total damages to the school properties are estimated to be around 500,000 rupees, the radio said.

About 900 students, from year one to General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level), attend this school which was established in 1928, the radio added.


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