Policemen shot in Iruthayapuram

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 August 2005, 01:34 GMT]
Unidentified persons fired on two Sri Lankan policemen, wounding them on Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m. in the Iruthayapuram suburb of Batticaloa town, Police said. The attackers used T 56 rifles and shot from a long distance, Police said.

The wounded policemen, Mr. Amararatna Dissanayake, 46, and Mr. K. N. Gunawardana, 39, were rushed to Batticaloa Hospital at 8:50 p.m.

The policemen were on duty, around 50 meters from a sentry post at the time of the incident.

Iruthayapuram is located about 2 km. off Batticaloa town.


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