8:21 PM

Four killed including child in LTTE claymore attack

LTTE terrorists triggered off another claymore mine killing four people including a 12 year old at Vavuniya, within hours following the separate claymore attack took place this morning (December 27) at Kalavanchchikuddi, Batticaloa.

According to Vavuniya Police, LTTE elements have detonated the mine targeting a paper distribution vehicle at Kurumankadu, along the Vavuniya- Mannar road, at around 2.p.m. An EPDP member (Wasanthan), the driver (Liyanage) and a Police constable (Rathnayake) were among the wounded, initial reports said.
Latest reports from Vavuniya state, that total casualty figures have increased to seven.

The innocent child killed was identified as Sivanadan Sujikaran, 12, at No: 36, 4th lane - Kurumankadu.Informed sources said, the vehicle was distributing a local Tamil news paper of EPDP. The news paper has been severely criticizing LTTE's tribal ideologies and serving a news window to Tamils in the area.
The injured were rushed to the general hospital at Vavuniya, Police said. Meantime, the slain EPDP members were identified as Kandan, Saravanan and Regie.