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Civilian killed in shelling north of Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 10:45 GMT]
A civilian was killed and another wounded in shelling in Panichchankerni, 60 kilometres north of Batticaloa Tuesday around 11. 30 a.m. The shelling came from the direction of the Cashew Plantation Sri Lanka army camp in Mankerni, residents said. The woman who was injured in the shelling was taken to Valaichenai hospital and was then transferred to the Batticaloa teaching hospital. Panichchankerni is a village in the LTTE controlled region in Batticaloa north. Mankerni is five kilometres south of Panichchankerni.

Police said the person who was killed in the shelling was a woman identified as Mrs. K. Kalipillai, 47. One of the injured women was identified as Ms. Uthayachelvi, 38. She is being operated on, doctors at the Batticaloa hospital said.


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