Home guards shot in Welikanda, one dead, one wounded

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 November 2005, 13:21 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot two home guards killing one and wounding the other in Sorivil Wednesday morning around 9:00 a.m, Aralaganwila police said. Sorivil, located 70 km northwest of Batticaloa and 8 km from Mannampitiya, is an interior village in the Polannaruwa district along the Batticaloa-Polannaruwa road.

The gunmen have used a T-56 rifle to gun down Mr. Sunantha Pathmakumar, 27.

The wounded home guard, Mr. W. Premathilake, 23, was admitted at Polannaruwa Hospital, Police said.

The paramilitary cadres of Karuna Group and the ENDLF Group are known to operate their camps in Welikanda.


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