Apr 12, Colombo: A Sri Lankan army soldier has died of gunshot injuries sustained during a training exercise in the general area north of Vavuniya in the North.
The soldier, Lance Corporal S.K Raja of 7 Military Intelligence Corps (MIC), who was engaged in a training exercise succumbed to accidental gunshot injuries on late Thursday (10) on admission to Padaviya Hospital, the Army said.
He was in engaged in a training exercise together with several fellow soldiers when the accidental fire, believed to have originated from one of the guns of a fellow-soldier, caused injuries to the deceased soldier.
Military Police investigations into the soldier's death are in progress.
Earlier local media reported that an army soldier was killed in the operation to capture the three LTTE operatives in the area. The Army shot and killed the three LTTE suspects during a shootout.