Police sleuth gunned down in Chenkalady

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 27 April 2005, 12:48 GMT]
Unidentified gunman riding a motorbike shot a Sri Lanka Police intelligence operative in Chenkalady, 16 kilometres north of Batticaloa Wednesday around 5.30 p.m. He died on admission to Eravur Hospital, Police said. The Policeman was shot near the Chenkalady market, a high security zone area between Sri Lanka army garrison in Kommathurai and the Black Bridge checkpoint. The gunmen got away, Police said. Earlier in the day around 8.30 a.m. gunmen shot and wounded an EPDP cadre in the same area.

The dead Police intelligence officer was identified as Mr. Shelton Navaratna 33 of Gokaralle.

The wounded EPDP cadre is Mr. Ariyathas Ramesh, 29, Police said.

 

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