Unidentified men shoot, injure two sinhala settlers

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 December 2008, 10:01 GMT]
Two Sinhalese villagers were injured when unidentified men opened fire on a village Samaagipura in Kanthalaai police division in Trincomalee district Saturday night around 7:00 p.m. The villagers were guarding a chena cultivation when they were shot. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and police rushed to the site on receipt of information and opened fire in retaliation.



The injured men were admitted to the Kanthalaai general hospital.

More police and SLA soldiers have been deployed to provide security to the village.

Samaagipura is a settlement created following the state aided colonization scheme since the country gained independence.

 

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