SLA trooper electrocuted by high tension fence in Thenmaraadchi

[TamilNet, Friday, 28 March 2008, 17:19 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper deployed at the Front Defence Line (FDL) area in Meesaalai North in Thenmaraadchi died Wednesday due to electric shock when he accidentally made physical contact with live electric fence wire, sources in Kodikaamam said.

The victim was identified as Tissanayake Muhtiyansilage, attached to Kodikaamam SLA camp.

The death took place in Kiraamavil in Meesaalai North in Thenmaraadchi.

Kodikaamam police, on being informed by SLA of the death, submitted a report to Chaavakachcheari Magistrate Court.

The Magistrate after preliminary investigation directed the police to hand over the body to Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) stationed at Palaali Military Base to be flown to Colombo.


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