SL Police shoot tamil shoppers: killing 3

Place: Valaichchenai | Date: 19970420

Sri Lankan paramilitary police opened fire on Tamil shoppers at Valaichchenai market (Batticaloa) killing three and severely wounding seven.

The indiscriminate firing spread panic among ordinary people causing them to flee for their lives. Those injured lay without assistance for half an hour while the heavily armed police roamed the area. This random attack on Tamil civilians (including two Muslims) was in revenge for an earlier LTTE raid on a group of paramilitary police in which 2 police died.

DETAILS OF TAMIL CIVILIANS KILLED IN THIS LATEST INCIDENT

  NO NAME OF TAMIL AGE SEX RELATIVES   1. Kasali 25 male -  2. Adam Lebbe 35 male -  3. Sithiravel 48 male -