SLAF bombs Vanni villages

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 March 2001, 18:03 GMT]
Sri Lanka Air Force jets bombed several villages in the Vanni this afternoon. A refugee was wounded when bombs hit the village of Kombavil in the Puthukudiyiruppu area, according to reports reaching Vavuniya Friday evening. The jets flew four sorties over the area, as civilians in the villages which they bombed fled their homes for shelter, the reports said.

Yogarajah Uthayakumar, 22, was seriously wounded in the leg when a bomb exploded near his home. He has been admitted to the Puthukudiyiruppu hospital sources said. He had been displaced from Trincomalee due to the war and was living with his family in Kombavil, sources said.

 

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