Policeman shot, wounded in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 October 2005, 14:44 GMT]
Motorbike-riding gunmen followed and shot a Sri Lanka Police constable who was on his way to his post at Jeyanthipuram in Batticaloa. The incident took place around 4:30 p.m. Monday near St. Anthony's Church in Karuvepankerny, 4 km north of Batticaloa.

The policeman, Mr. Nihal Pathirana, 42, was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital, Police said.


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