Police constable and paramilitary cadre injured in grenade attack

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 June 2005, 14:25 GMT]
A Police constable, Mr. Shiampala Vadagamage Sumatithilake (36), and a PLOTE paramilitary cadre, Mr. sathasivam Siththiravel, (32), were injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen when they were travelling in a tractor in Kallady, 3 km south of Batticaloa town, Friday around 4.15 pm, Police said.

Attackers fired towards the tractor after lodging a grenade inside the vehicle, Police said.

Police was providing escort to the PLOTE cadre while he was on his third trip to bring sand to strengthen their camp in Batticaloa town, Police added.

The incident took place near the Kallady water tank.

 

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