Policeman shot, seriously wounded in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 December 2005, 11:40 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded Alagaratnam Lingarajah, 36, a Sri Lanka Police constable, Wednesday night 8:45 p.m. at Thandawanveli Telecom Juction in Batticaloa town. Gunmen riding in a motorbike opened fire on the policeman, who was off-duty and was going to a shop to purchase food, Batticaloa Police said. The wounded policeman has been admitted to Batticaloa Hospital.

Meanwhile, Kalliyankadu checkpost of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) came under gunfire Wedesday night around 8:20 p.m., police said.

 

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