Student killed, houses destroyed in SLAF bombing

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 August 2001, 19:19 GMT]
A student was killed and a girl was seriously injured in a heavy bombing raid by the Sri Lanka Air Force on villages in Kilinochchi south Monday, the night news broadcast of the Voice of Tigers said. Tharmakulasingham Jegathees, 22, was blown to pieces when his village was hit by the air strike, the radio said. The student was killed when the SLAF’s Kfir fighter jet bombers bombed the village of Puthiya Punnaineeraavi, Monday, according to the radio. The SLAF has stepped up heavy bombing raids in the north and east of the island.

Sivagnanasundaran Thavamanithevi, a girl standing near the spot where Jegathees was killed was seriously wounded in the SLAF attack, according to the radio.

Several homes in the village of Puthiya Punnaineeraavi were destroyed in the SLAF bombing raid, the VOT said. Many cattle were also killed in the heavy bombing, it added.

 

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