Two killed, civilian injured in Batticaloa firefight

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 February 2007, 02:08 GMT]
Two unindentified youths were killed and one civilian critically injured when Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam (LTTE) cadres and members of Karuna group engaged in a firefight in Kaluthavalai in Kaluwanchikkudy Police division in Batticaloa district around 6:00 p.m. Monday.

The injured person, S. Jegajothirajah, 50, the Depot Manager of Kaluwanchikkudy Peoplised Transport Board, was first admitted to the Kaluwanchikkudy District hospital and then transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital for further treatment.

He was hit while traveling to Colombo in a bus along the main road.

The dead youths are yet to be identified are kept at Kaluwanchchikkudy hospital.

Kaluthavalai is situated 23 km south of Batticaloa.


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