SLA soldier shot and killed in Chenkalady

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 July 2005, 15:32 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldier, Lance Corporal Sumith Kumara, 25, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen Saturday around 5:30 p.m. at Vantharumoolai Main Road, Police said. The soldier, attached to Kommanthurai Army Camp in Eravur, was deployed at duty in around 900 meters from the camp.

Two gunmen who came in a motorbike shot the soldier on his chest and abdomen from close range using 9 mm handgun, said Eravur Police conduting investigations into the killing.

Dead body is handed over to Valaichenai Hospital.

Vantharumoolai is located 17 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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