Advertising Archive / Search SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo
Go HomeHome Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to
Leading News from Sri Lanka ::

* LTTE gunmen kill another four farmers in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Thursday, March 26, 2009, 2:45 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 26, Colombo: A group of armed LTTE gunmen have attacked a group of farmers in Mankdeniya in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa on Wednesday night and shot dead at least four more farmers and injured four others, the military said.

Defence officials said the farmers were collecting their harvest from the paddy filed in a tractor, when the armed Tigers attacked them. Four injured farmers were admitted to the Polonnaruwa hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday a group of suspected LTTE cadres killed five farmers and injured two in a similar attack at Dehiwatte village, in Serunuwara of Trincomalee.

The LTTE had tied farmers' hands and taken them to an isolate location, some 2 km from the paddy fields, forced them to kneel and shot indiscriminately at close range, police said.

Copyright 2000, 2009 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.

go to