SLN sailor shot dead in Peasaalai

[TamilNet, Friday, 22 June 2007, 15:02 GMT]
Unidentified men fired at a group of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel on road patrol duty at Peasaalai in Mannaar district Friday at about 2.10 p.m. killing one sailor, sources in Mannaar said.

Bandara, 29, succumbed to injuries on admission to the Mannaar general hospital, sources said.

The body of dead soldier is still lying in the Mannaar general hospital.

Hundreds of Tamil residents living in Kaaddaaspaththiri and Ward 8 of Peasaalai

fled from their houses due to fear following the shooting incident, and have sought refuge in Peasaalai Our Lady of Victory's Church.



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