SLA corporal shoots dead 2 soldiers in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 14 August 2008, 18:03 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) corporal shot and killed two of his troopers who were harassing a Tamil woman at Maavadiveampu in Ea'raavoor police division Thursday around 4:30 p.m. The soldiers were shot after a stand off with their corporal, residents said.

There were repeated complains on the conduct of the soldiers while they were engaged in road clearing patrol.

The SLA soldiers killed were identified as Asala Thilakaratne, 24 and Vimala Srikumara, 23.

The corporal has been arrested by Eravoor police.

The episode took place near the Sivan temple in Maavadiveampu.

 

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