SLA ambush kills five civilians

Place: Vanni | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19981221

The Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said in its night transmission that five civilians were killed in a Sri Lanka Army(SLA) ambush along the Nedunkerni - Mullaithivu road around 8.30 am today.

The civilians died when the SLA detonated a claymore mine as they passed near the 7th mile post of the road, said the radio.

The names of the dead were given as:

S.Sivabalasingam (26) of Mulliyawalai father of 3 children
Aarumugam Vallipuram (45) father of 6
Ponnuthurai Siribaalu (28) father of one
Nallathamby Nadarasa (49) father of 3
Natkunam Manickavasagam (48) father of 6