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17 March 2011 01:44 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A police jeep was set on fire by a group of angry villagers in the Dikkumbura area in Ahangama over the death of two men who were killed when army personnel opened fire after they allegedly disobeyed orders to stop their motorbike at an army checkpoint in Ahangama this evening.

Southern Province DIG Kingsly Ekanayake said that the angry crowd had also thrown stones at the policemen at the checkpoint.

He said that no policemen were injured and the situation is under control with security being tightened in the area. (Supun Dias)

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  Comments - 17

  • Silva Friday, 18 March 2011 12:05 AM

    very well done! this is what happend in N&E for 30 years --OPEN FIRE" on civilions , now it turned to majority

    GanjaRabbit Friday, 18 March 2011 08:24 PM

    waste of public money.

    Vik Friday, 18 March 2011 06:27 AM

    Day dreaming

    R Friday, 18 March 2011 05:02 AM

    That does not mean Military can shoot civilians.

    robinson Friday, 18 March 2011 04:11 AM

    You mean to say that the villagers can take law in to their hands. Everybody should obey the orders of the forces. That is the norm anywhere in the world.

    roshan raz Friday, 18 March 2011 03:55 AM

    theybtook the aim to shoot tires. but just missed the target. as simple as that...

    youth Friday, 18 March 2011 03:26 AM

    true enough.. but they should shoot the tires and make them stop! :) not kill them...

    sr.anura Friday, 18 March 2011 02:30 AM

    this is what happened for 30 years in N&E -open fire

    consciousview Thursday, 17 March 2011 01:57 PM

    If the police cant protect themselves, cant expect them to protect the people!

    Kane Thursday, 17 March 2011 07:38 PM

    Brian assumes that it will be final verdict.

    anapo Thursday, 17 March 2011 06:11 PM

    @Brian - thats not what the news say bro...

    Che Thursday, 17 March 2011 04:57 PM

    Well, it is a matter of Time

    citizen1 Thursday, 17 March 2011 03:43 PM

    The sleeping giant is waking up slowly but surely!! High time.

    ranjan Thursday, 17 March 2011 02:58 PM

    People should alwyas behave to army personnle. Two youth made wrong things....Fault on youth not on army

    Brian Johnston Thursday, 17 March 2011 02:31 PM

    The Motor Cyclists have tried to grab the guns from the Army personnel. Then accidently fired at each other.

    sham Thursday, 17 March 2011 02:01 PM

    DONE !!!
    villagers we are with you...

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