SLA shoots dead 2 Tamil civilians in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 16:34 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers shot and killed Sunday two Tamil civilians who had gone to collect firewood in in Mathurangku’lam and Kaddum’rivu jungles in Vaakarai in Batticaloa district, sources in Batticaloa said. SLA claimed that the two killed were Liberation Tigers and that T56 type rifles were recovered from them. The bodies of the victims remain unidentified in Vaakarai government hospital.

Meanwhile, two family men are reported missing in Vaakarai police division according to the complaints made by their wives with Vaakarai police.

Robert Suthakaran, 25, a resident of Paalcheanai, is reported missing since 7 February after leaving home.

Vellaikkuddi Tharmakumar, 34, of Maangkea’ni, had not returned home after going to court on 12 February, according to his wife’s complaint.

Vaazhaicheanai magistrate, Manickvasagar Gensharajah directed the police to find the missing men and hand them over to their families and also to submit a report to the court.


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11.01.07  Vaharai tragedy
07.01.07  SOS from Vaharai

 

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