Four injured in Batticaloa shooting
[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 April 2005, 06:47 GMT]
A man said to be a former Sri Lanka military intelligence informant was seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire on him in Batticaloa town Sunday morning around 10.50. A Batticaloa jail employee and two children were also wounded in the firing. Police said the seriously wounded man is an ordinary civilian. The gunmen got away, according to Police.
The seriously injured person, Mr.Rasamanickam Mathiyalahan, 31, was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital.
The wounded jail worker is Mr. Rajaratnam Rajasekaram, 43. The children are Ms.Ravichandran Suhanya, 13 and Ms. Jeganathan Nithiyanandana, 12.
Mr. Mathiyalahan is chief trustee of Aanaipanthi Chinna Pillaiyaar Temple in Batticaloa town.