Ambush kills 2, injures another

Place: Batticaloa | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 20001003

Two people were killed and another wounded when Sri Lanka Army troops lying in ambush opened fire at Kalmadu in Valaichenai, 30 km. north of Batticaloa around 9.45 p.m. Monday night.

Two brothers, Nimal Jayaweera,26, and Piyantha Jayaweera,21 were killed on the spot. Martin Nihal Jayaweera who was injured in the army-firing has been admitted at the Valaichenai hospital.

The victims are natives of Negombo who have settled in the fishing hamlet of Kalmadu. The brothers were returning home after attending their cousin's birthday party.

The police handed over the bodies to the Valaichenai hospital Tuesday morning.