Three Sri Lankan homeguards killed in Claymore ambush

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 July 2006, 19:00 GMT]
Three homeguards, riding in a motorbike, were killed in a Claymore ambush on Vavuniya Kebitigollawe Road around 6:45 p.m. Friday, Police said.

The homeguards were returning home after duty in a single motorbike when they were hit by the explosion.

They were identified as G.Sunil Gunawardena, Saman Kumara Dissanayake and Bandage Thillakartna.

Home Guards are drawn mostly from Sinhala villages close to the Tamil border in the northern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka.

Home Guards, officialy known as Home Guards Service, was formed in 1984 as a supplementary force to assist Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force and police.

They are trained, armed and deployed under the direct supervision of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA).


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