SLA intelligence operative shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 May 2004, 09:28 GMT]
Mr. Vasantha Colombage, a member of the Sri Lanka Army intelligence unit was shot dead Sunday morning around 10 a.m. inside a private passenger bus when he was returning for duty in Batticaloa from Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa Police said.

An unidentified person travelling in the same bus shot dead the victim on the spot when the bus stopped at the railway station junction in Thandavanveli in Batticaloa town and fled from the scene, eyewitnesses said.

The body of Mr. Vasantha Colombage was handed over to the mortuary of the Batticaloa teaching hospital. The body was later sent to his native place in Gampaha in the western province after magisterial inquest into his death, police said.

 

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