SLA shelling kills civilian in Poonakari, student wounded

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 18:23 GMT]
A 24-year-old father of a child was killed Tuesday in Poonakari (Pooneryn) at Ellaikkal-ku'lam when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) launched artillery attack on the residential area. A 16-year-old student of Chellaiatheevu School was wounded in the attack and admitted to Muzhangkaavil hospital. The artillery barrage lasted for 10 minutes from 10:10 till 10:20 a.m.

The father, killed in the SLA shelling, was identified as Mahalingam Sasikumar.

The student wounded in the attack was identified by the medical authorities as Selvarajah Tharsan.


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