Two civilians decorating for Maveerar Day shot dead

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 November 2004, 16:52 GMT]
Two civilians who were decorating their neighbourhood for the Great Heroes' Day observations in Vanthaarumoolai, 18 kilometres north of Batticaloa, were shot dead Wednesday night around 7:50 by gunmen riding a motorbike.

Residents said the gunmen were suspected to be members of a paramilitary operating with the Sri Lanka military intelligence.

Liberation Tigers say that the Sri Lankan armed forces are bent on sowing fear in the district to discourage people from observing martys' day this weekend.

Meanwhile, residents in Batticaloa town said that Sri Lanka army soldiers had distributed new hand bills condemning the LTTE in the early hours of the morning Wednesday in Batticaloa town.

 

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