Three Sri Lanka soldiers found shot dead in Jaffna: Update

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Mar 09, 2012 (LBO) – Three soldiers assigned to provide security to a Hindu temple were found shot dead in Jaffna in Sri Lanka’s north Friday morning, military spokesman brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi said. He said initial investigations had indicated that the incident was due to a personal dispute.

“There were no third parties involved,” he said.

The soldiers were found dead at Sri Murugan Kovil, in Chavakachcheri, a town east of Jaffna.

A three decade old war in the area ended in May 2009 when the top leadership of Tamil Tiger separatists was wiped out.

The Chavakachcheri area itself saw fierce fighting in the late 1990s.

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