13 civilians wounded in SLA shelling on Pongkal day

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 14 January 2009, 09:02 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired artillery shells targeting civilians who have been moving from other areas of Vanni towards Puthukkudiyiruppu, causing injuries to 13 civilians, initial reports from Puthukkudiyiruppu said. The indiscriminate shelling has targeted Kaiveali settlement in Puthukkudiyiruppu division of Mullaiththeevu district. The bombardment comes on civilian settlement comes on Pongkal Day, a common festival of Tamil identity. The Tamil diaspora has called off Pongkal celebrations.

SLA shelling on Kaiveali
Four of the 13 wounded were females.

SLA shelling on Kaiveali
A wounded male treated at the corridor of the hospital
The wounded were rushed to Puthukkudiyiruppu hospital.

The names of the wounded:

  1. S. Manjula, 28, female
  2. K. Laksika, 31, female
  3. K. Monhakumar, 33, male
  4. Gnanam, 34, male
  5. S. Sokkan, 34, male
  6. S. Roxan, 34, male
  7. S. Sivagnanam, 39, male
  8. S. Arulvarathan, 40, male
  9. L. Amaresan, 42, male
  10. T. Thangachchelvan, 42, male
  11. T. Nagaratnam, 46, male
  12. S. Thavamalar, 57, female
  13. K. Elizabeth, 63, female

SLA shelling on Kaiveali
One of the 13 victims wounded in SLA shelling on Kaiveali
SLA shelling on Kaiveali
A male wounded in SLA shelling


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