3 SLA soldiers charged in December shooting incident

[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 May 2004, 10:21 GMT]
Police has filed papers in Jaffna District Courts against three Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers, Nagoda Witharna, Ranjith Samarakoon and Sunil Rohana for attempted murder of a newspaper vendor in Jaffna bus stand on December 9 of last year, local media reported.

Judge Ms.Srinithi Nanthikesan who took up the case postponed the hearing to 12th of May, reports said.

Sri Lanka army soldiers opened fire on a paper seller in around 5.45 pm on that day in December 2003 following an argument between a person who was selling 'Eelanatham' newspaper near the sentry point and the soldier who had ordered the paper seller to leave place.

Eelanatham is a Tamil daily newspaper published from Kilinochchi.

 

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