Gunman opens fire on police in Sri Lanka

Gunman opens fire on police in Sri Lanka

Colombo: An unidentified gunman today opened fire on police in Sri Lanka’s former LTTE stronghold of Kilinochchi, a day after Tamils observed the eighth anniversary of the end of the three-decade long civil war.

Several police officers of the Kilinochchi police station in the war-ravaged northern province escaped unhurt in the incident that that took place in the wee hours.

The army and police officers have launched a search operation in the area to find the suspect who fled after attacking the officers.

Police said part of a gun was found nearby.

Tamils in war-ravaged northern and eastern provinces yesterday observed the eighth anniversary of the end of the three-decade brutal civil war in the country in 2009.

The Tamil Genocide Remembrance day was marked by various events at Mullivaikkal, the location of the final battle between the Lankan troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

There was tension in the commemoration ceremony between the hardline and moderate Tamil leadership, Tamil sources said.

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