Landmine injures SLA trooper in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 16 November 2007, 04:08 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Army (SLA) trooper sustained injuries Thursday around 3:00 p.m in Aayiththiyamalai area in Batticaloa district when a landmine exploded during a road patrol, Batticaloa police said.

The injured troop is identified as Jayathilaka, 35, attached to the SLA camp in Pankuraave’li.

Jayathilaka was admitted to Batticaloa Teaching hospital and is undergoing surgery, according to hospital sources.


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