Foreign employment agent shot dead with T-56
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 November 2004, 13:23 GMT]
A foreign employment agent was shot dead with an assault rifle by unidentified gunmen Tuesday night in a settlement near Valaichenai, 32 kilometres north of Batticaloa, Police said. According to local residents, the man is neither a sympathiser of the Liberation Tiger nor a known supporter of any paramilitary group working with Sri Lankan armed forces in the east. Police said the killing was no ordinary murder because the gunmen had used a T-56 assault rifle to gun down their victim.
The man was identified as Mr.Krishnapillai Thanikasalam, 49, of
Kondaiyankerni, a settlement near Valaichenai.