Ambush kills 2 civilians
| Date: 20000816
Special Task Force (STF) troops lying in ambush fired at two farmers at Vaalakkaalai in the boarder between Batticaloa and Ampara around 5 p.m. Tuesday, killing one them on the spot. The other farmer succumbed to his injuries at the Batticaloa hospital, according to medical sources.
According to the sources Sabasivam Vijeyasuntharam,45, of 39th Colony, died at the hospital Wednesday morning. Details of the farmer was not known.
On 10 July two civilians who were returning from a temple festival were shot dead by tan SLA ambush party at Vaalakkaalai.