SLA shoots dead Tamil youth in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 March 2009, 20:42 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers shot and killed a Tamil youth Thursday around 8:45 p.m on Punnaikkudaa Veethi near Ear’aavoor Public Market in Ea’raavoor police division and claimed that the youth was a member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) pistol group. SLA also claimed to have recovered a pistol and a hand grenade from the youth killed.

The seriously injured youth succumbed to his wounds when the SLA soldiers took him to Ea’raavoor district hospital.

The body of the victim was handed over to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital mortuary where it remains unidentified.

No further details about the youth are available.

Ea’raavoor is located 16 km north of Batticaloa town.


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