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Following a request made by the police, the Army and the STF had launched a special search operation to nab the suspect who fired shots at a police vehicle in Palai area, Army Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.

Our correspondent said over 100 soldiers had been deployed for search operations carried out in the Arasakeni Kachcharu area in Palai.

Meanwhile, Special Task Force (STF) Commandant M. R. Latheef said STF personnel were rushed to the scene after they were informed of the incident and soldiers were sent to maintain law and order in the area.

Several Police officers attached to the Kilinochchi Police escaped unhurt when their vehicle was shot at by an unidentified gunman while driving along the road bordering a forest area in Kilinochchi early this morning. (Thilanka Kanakarathana & Romesh Madhushanka)

(Pix by Romesh Madhushanka)

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  • Roger Saturday, 20 May 2017 10:31 AM

    good to see a strength of Force so the culprits gets a message not to do it again. via DM Android App

    Demo Crazy Saturday, 20 May 2017 11:14 AM

    Thank be to God no one died. Must find the culprits. we do not want another 30 years of may ham. Must question the Political wing leader Sivagilingam and check his tel. calls. via DM Android App

    Selvyn Saturday, 20 May 2017 05:40 PM

    Until we determine what has gone wrong we should not arrive at a conclusion with a prejudice mind via DM Android App

    Ahmed Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:26 PM

    the world should now understand why sri lanka cant demilitarize these areas


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