SLA trooper killed in grenade blast

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 February 2008, 09:31 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier was killed in a grenade blast at a sentry post in Mu'l'li in the Vadamaraadchi Division of the Jaffna peninusla, around 2.45 a.m., Saturday, SLA sources said.

The victim was identified as Jayantha Gamini, 35.

Point Pedro Magistrate Mr. K. Ariyanayagam visited the site of the death and conducted inquiries.

The hand grenade slipped from the victim and exploded when he fell asleep, SLA authorities told the magistrate.

Residents of the area said they heard rapid gunfire from the SLA camp following the grenade explosion.

Arrangements are being made to send the body from Palaali Military base to the troop’s native place.

 

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