STF commando injured in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 07:03 GMT]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) triggered an explosive device targeting a unit of Special Task Force (STF) commandos engaged in road patrol at Iluppaiyadichcheanai along Chengaladi-Badulla road Tuesday around 11:30 a.m, seriously injuring one of them, sources in Batticaloa said. The injured commando was first rushed to Chengkaladi hospital and then transferred to Pollana’ruvai hospital for further treatment.

The injured commando was identified as S. M. Wijeyasiri, 32.

STF commandos staged a cordon and search operation in Iluppaihadichcheanai following the attack but no one has been arrested in the search.

Iluppaiyadichcheanai is located 16 km north of Batticaloa town in Karadiyanaa’ru police division.

 

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