Suriyamoorthy in critical condition

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 May 2005, 07:59 GMT]
Mr. P. Suriyamoorthy, former Chairman of the Trincomalee Urban Council, who was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday was airlifted to Colombo, Thursday morning as his condition became critical, hospital sources said. Mr. Suriyamoorthy is now undergoing an emergency operation in Colombo general hospital, sources said.

He sustained gunshot injuries in his abdomen Wednesday night at his residence when unidentified gunmen shot at him, police sources said.

Medical sources said gunshot injuries had damaged the liver of Mr. Suriyamoorthy and he was in unconscious state after the operation Wednesday at the Trincomalee hospital.

An independent group led by Mr. Suriyamoorthy won the election for the Trincomalee UC in 1994. He was Chairman of the Trincomalee Urban Council between 1994 and 2000.

Mr.Suriyamoorthy was a member and chairman of the elected North East Provincial Council since 1989 till the then President R.Premadasa dissolved it in 1990. Since then the NEPC is administered by the central government, sources said.

 

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