Batticaloa Tamil youth shot dead in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 May 2004, 06:31 GMT]
Mr. Selvarasa Gunaseelan (28) of School Lane in Kiran in Batticaloa district was shot dead Saturday night around midnight at Paththinipuram, a resettled village in Thampalakamam division, which is located about seventeen km off Trincomalee town along Trincomalee-Kandy highway, Kantalai Police said.
According to preliminary investigation conducted by the Tampalakamam police under the direction of Kantalai Senior Superintendent of Police Mr.H.A.Ilankasiri, the body of the youth was found in the resettled village with gunshot injuries and a letter in his shirt pocket with his national identity card stating that he belonged to Karuna group.
The body was identified as of Mr.Selvarasa Gunaseelan with his NIC, police sources said.
The body was handed over to the Thampalakamam government hospital, police said.
The matter has been reported to the Trincomalee office of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), sources said.