Elderly man killed by SLA field bike in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 December 2008, 14:06 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers riding a field bike knocked down an elderly man seriously injuring him Tuesday at Koa’ndaavil junction on Kaangkeasanthu’rai road in Jaffna. The elderly man was rushed to Jaffna Teaching Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, sources in Jaffna said.

The victim was identified as Kanthaiah Thavakulasingam, 61, a resident of Chelvaapuram in Urumpiraay.

The SLA field bike which came speeding along had knocked Thavakulasingam down as he was trying to cross the junction on his bicycle.

The police in Jaffna said it is investigating into the incident.

 

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