Fire-fight in Welikanda
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 October 2001, 10:00 GMT]
Three Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Liberation Tigers in the Welikanda region in the boarder between Batticaloa and Polonaruwa districts, around 7.15 a.m. Wednesday. Two civilians were killed and two others wounded in the ensuing fire-fight, police sources said.
The incident occurred in the remote village of Rampittiya, about 60 km. north-west of Batticaloa.
The wounded civilians were admitted at the Welikanda hospital, according to the sources.