SLA increases motorbike patrols in Vadamarachchi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 July 2003, 10:49 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) has increased its field motorbike group patrols in Vadamarachchi division from Thursday, escalating tension and fear among the residents of the area, civil sources said.

Meanwhile, a fourteen-year-old boy Yogarajah Kalaichchelvam was knocked down by a speeding field motorbike patrol of the Sri Lanka Army Thursday morning around at nine a.m. near Supparmadam in Vadamarachchi division in Jaffna district, police said.

The boy was admitted at the Manthikai government hospital with serious injuries, sources said.

Meanwhile another report said that some army soldiers of the field motorbike group had gone to the house of the injured boy and threatened his parents not to report this accident to the Police.

 

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