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Police intelligence operative shot dead in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 May 2004, 06:49 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Police intelligence operative was shot dead by an unidentified gunman Wednesday about 11.30 a.m at a sub-post office in Batticaloa town. The Reserve Police Constable of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Directorate of Internal Intelligence identified as Mr. Dassanayaka succumbed to his wounds after he was rushed to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital. The RPC was buying stamps at the post office near the hospital when he was shot, Police said.
The SIU of the Batticaloa police is located in the Batticaloa Prisons, sources said.
The injured intelligence operative was immediately taken to the hospital but succumbed to gunshot injuries on his head while being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, medical sources said.