SLA trooper injured in claymore attack in Vantharumoolai

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 October 2006, 11:50 GMT]
A group of unidentified armed men triggered a claymore mine Monday around 10.30 a.m on Komanthurai Sri Lanka Army (SLA) road patrol unit on Theevu road at Vantharumoolai in the Eravur police division, seriously injuring a SLA trooper, said sources from Vantharumoolai, sources in Batticaloa said.

R.W.S.S. Ratnayake 26 was rushed to Polannaruwa hospital, hospital sources said.

Exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the SLA lasted for more than thirty minutes following which the SLA cordoned off the area and conducted search. No one was arrested in the search, local residents said.

Vantharumoolai is the entry point to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) controlled region in the Batticaloa district, according to the Cease Fire Agreement of 2002.


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