Civilians hit by SLA shelling

Place: Madduvil | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 20000609

A civilian was killed and two others were wounded when shells fired by the Sri Lanka Army hit the Madduvil area in the Thenmaradchi sector of the Jaffna peninsula Sunday, the Voice of Tigers (VoT) radio said.

A woman identified as Rasammah Sabaratnam of Chulipuram died of shock when a shell hit her neighbour's house. Her body was cremated in the compound of her house, the radio said.

According to the radio, one of the wounded civilians is identified as Gnanachanthira Iyer Uthachanthira Sharma of Kalvayal (priest of Maruthadipillayar temple). The identity of the other civilians was not known as he is lying in coma, the radio said. Both of them were admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital, the radio said.