Bodies of two believed killed in Pullumalai attack found

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 September 2004, 16:41 GMT]
The bodies of two men believed to be those of paramilitary cadres who were killed during an attack on an LTTE border post in Pullumalai, 65 kilometres northwest of Batticaloa, last Tuesday were found in the jungle, Police said. Villagers found the bodies half buried in Tempitiya, 9 kilometres from Pullumalai, last evening, the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Maha Oya Police station said. Tigers charge that the attack on their border post in Pullumalai was led by Sri Lanka army commandos. Sri Lankan armed forces have a camp in Tempitiya.

Maha Oya OIC said the dead men could be Nagulan and Appas (aka Mavalan), the paramilitary who were killed in LTTE counter fire according land mine clearing workers who were abducted by the group that attacked the border post.

Mahiyangana magistrate visited spot where the bodied were found Sunday.


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