Muslim man killed in clashes with the Sri Lankan navy

Tuesday January 29, 2019

A Muslim man has died after being shot at by the Sri Lankan navy in Kinniya, Trincomalee district.

 

The tragic death occurred by the Mahaveli river basin in the Kandalkadu sector of Kinniya.

 

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan navy has claimed the victim was an illegal sand miner who jumped into the river to avoid arrest, when sailors fired into the air to apprehend him.

 

The victim has been identified as twenty-two years old Mohammed Rashik Mohammed of Kinniya.