Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Army says wanted LTTE suspect Gopi shot dead
Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 12:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 11, Colombo: The wanted LTTE suspect Ponniah Selvanayagam Kajeeban alias Gopi was among the three LTTE operatives killed by the Sri Lankan security forces in a clash last night in Vavuniya, the military spokesman has confirmed.

Earlier reports said the security forces in a search operation for the wanted LTTE suspect Gopi had clashed with suspected LTTE operatives Thursday night in the Vedivachchikallu in Nedunkerni, Welioya, Nadunkarni area of Vavuniya.

Three LTTE operatives were killed during the shootout between the army soldiers and the suspects when the soldiers surrounded the suspects' hideout. Earlier reports said a soldier was also killed.

"The three suspects were identified as Gobi, Appan, and Thevian. Judicial inquiry is being held at the scene of the shooting," Army spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya was quoted in local media as saying.

The security personnel have recovered arms, ammunition, explosives and other material from the hideout, the spokesman has added.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka Army, LTTE operatives clash in North kills four - report

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Central Bank calls for bids to mint 970 million coins
-- [21 minutes ago]
India grants Sri Lanka US$ 318 million financial assistance to improve railways system
-- [45 minutes ago]
Japan offers to introduce modern Japanese technology to Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 7 minutes ago]
Australian streaker gets a week in Sri Lankan prison
-- [1 hour and 43 minutes ago]
ADB approves $ 118 million financial assistance to fully electrify Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Russian naval ship Igor Belousov arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
-- [2 hours ago]
In Pictures: U.S., Sri Lanka navies exchange best practices on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Ports Authority extends deadline for EOIs to develop East Container Terminal of Port of Colombo
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs arrest Bangladeshi national for attempting to smuggle out gold worth Rs. 5.7 mn
Sri Lanka PM to leave for Jakarta next week to attend World Islamic Economic Forum

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, 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 LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.