Two men shot in Eravur

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 July 2004, 15:20 GMT]
Two persons were shot by unidentified gunmen around 8.30 p.m. Tuesday in Eravur, 16 kilometres north of Batticaloa town. Police said the two were left for dead by their assailants. Both survived the shooting with wounds, they said. One of the wounded was formerly a member of the LTTE, according to Eravur Police.

The gunmen came on bicycles and shot the two who were standing by the road in the Eravur Tamil division, Police said. The wounded men have been identified as Mr.Pakkiyarajah Gananathan, 35 and Mr. Thambinathan Devarajah 37, Police said. The gunmen shot the two with a T-56 assault rifle on Veerapathirar Kovil Street in Eravur Division 5.

The gunmen got away, Police said.

 

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