An entire family of the fishing community was
hacked to death at Vankalai in Mannar yesterday (9).
The family of four, husband, wife and two
children were murdered by the LTTE due to their having
cooperated with the Security forces, a report from the Ministry
of Defence said.
The attackers are reported to have raped the
wife before hacking her to death.
The deceased were identified as Sinniah Murthy
Martin (38), Anthony Mary Kulas (27) Anne Lakshitha Karuna (9)
and Anne Dilakshan Anpiya (7), the report said.
The LTTE also attacked civilians who were at a
boutique in Bazaar Road, Vavuniya with a hand grenade injuring
three civilians, including the owner of the boutique yesterday
the report added.
In another incident on Thursday (8) a civilian,
Joseph Kamal Raj (30), a resident of Andankulam was killed by
unidentified gunmen, believed to be LTTE cadres, while he was
riding a motor cycle.
Troops on sentry duty at Vavunathivu, Batticaloa
District were fired upon by LTTE also on Thursday(8) but no one
was injured the report added.