Youth shot dead by SLA in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 20 April 2006, 19:40 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers shot and killed a Tamil youth, Thursday morning near Kanniay village during a road patrol, sources said. The body is lying in Trincomalee hospital and has not been identified yet, hospital sources said. Meanwhile, a civilian has gone missing and another youth shot and injured by unknown gunmen in a separate incident in Trincomalee between Wednesday evening and Thursday, sources said.

Sivarajah Sivakumar aged 21 was shot and injured by unidentified persons at Barathipuram in Thambalakamam village on Wednesday night around 8 p.m. He was admitted to Trincomalee general hospital immediately, sources said.

Mr.Siththiravelu Rameshkumar, 42, of Palaiyootu in Trincomalee was reported missing when he boarded a bus bound for Trincomalee at Habarana on Kandy-Trincomalee road Wednesday afternoon. Relatives of Mr. Rameshkumar made a complaint to the Trincomalee Police immediately that he has been reported missing, sources said.

Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district parliamentarian telephoned the Officer-in-Charge of Habarana Police and inquired about Mr. Rameshkumar. But the police officer had replied he was not aware of such incident, sources said.


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