Batticaloa villages shelled

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 16 May 2001, 13:28 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers stationed at the 23-3 Brigade Head Quarters fired several rounds of shells towards the villages of Kannankudha, Karaveddi and Thaandiyadi in the western hinterland of the Batticaloa district Wednesday noon, damaging some houses in the area, according to reports from the area.

The shelling began around 11 a.m., the reports said.

In a seperate incident two civilians were wounded at Karaveddi when an SLA ambush unit that had advanced from Vavunathivu camp opened fire in the early hours of Wednesday. The wounded civilians were admitted at the Batticaloa hospital, hospital sources said.


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