Tamil youth killed in explosion in Kurunagala

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 April 2004, 15:49 GMT]
Mr. Kanagasabai Thurairajasingham was killed in an explosion early morning at about 3 a.m. Monday at Polathapitiya near Kurunagala town in the northwestern province. He was later identified as a member of a Tamil group, probably a supporter of the renegade Karuna group, police said Monday.

This incident took place near the residence of a United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Deputy Minister for River Basin development and Rajarata Development, Mr.Salinda Dissanayake, police said

Police preliminary investigation has revealed that including the deceased three persons were handling an object resembling a claymore mine at the time of incident. Suddenly that object exploded killing Mr. Thurairajasingham on the spot. But the other two fled from the scene, police said.

 

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