Civilian killed, 2 injured in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 April 2007, 01:20 GMT]
A Tamil family man was killed and two, including a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper, were injured in an attack Wednesday around 7:10 p.m on a SLA sentry unit posted near a lake at Sithandy, Morokodanchenai in Eravur police division in Batticaloa district, Eravur police said. The attack was launched from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held area across the lake and the civilians were caught in the attack, the police claimed.

V. Thuraisamy, 45, a family man from Lake Road, Morokodanchenai was identified as the victim killed.

The injured were identified as Upali Jeyasinghe, 37, a trooper attached to Morokodanchenai SLA camp, and M. Kanthalingam, 38, from Sithandy, Morokodanchenai.

The injured men were rushed to Batticaloa Teaching hospital.

Eravur police recovered the body and brought it to Eravur district hospital Thursday.

After the inquest into the death was held at the hospital, the body was handed over to the victim's relatives Thursday evening, the police said.

Morokodanchenai is located 22 km north of Batticaloa town.


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