SLA vehicle fatally knocks down Tamil cyclist on A9 road

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 09:49 GMT]
A Tamil civilian was killed when an armored vehicle of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) knocked him down on the eve of Tamil-Sinhala New Year Day. The victim Kaalimuththu Ledchumanan, 44, of Paththiniyaar Makizhangku'lam was cycling towards home Sunday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. along A-9 highway from Thaandikul'am when the armored vehicle knocked him down fatally, media sources said.

The Vavuniyaa Police informed Vavuniyaa Magistrate M.Ilancheliyan Monday morning about the fatal accident.

The police further told court that they have arrested the army driver who drove the armored vehicle on that day and the inquiry was underway.

 

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