SLA soldier injured in shooting incident

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 March 2003, 01:08 GMT]
A soldier of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was admitted to the Palaly military hospital Friday morning with grievous gunshot wounds obtained in a shooting incident allegedly by another soldier, security sources said.

This incident took place in the forward defence line at Muhamalai Thursday evening.

Kodikamam Police in Thenmaradchchi division Friday arrested the suspect soldier S.K.Ruban Seneviratne in connection with this incident and produced him in Chavakachcheri courts, sources said.

The Chavakachcheri Magistrate Mr.K.Ariyanayagam Friday ordered remand for the suspect soldier till April 11, legal sources said.

The court was told when both the injured and the suspect soldiers were having their meals one of the guns had accidentally went off injuring one of them.

 

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