Businessman shot and wounded in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 26 June 2005, 13:43 GMT]
Mr Thambirajah Maheswararajah (31) was shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen at Lake Road in Batticaloa town. The incident took place inside a High Security area of Sri Lanka Army (SLA), close to paramilitary Razeek Group camp around 2.00 PM Sunday, sources said.

Mr Thambirajah, a Batticaloa Amparai district Liquor agent, who was wounded in his right shoulder was admitted in Batticaloa Hospital.

On 07 April 2005 Mr Thambirajah's previous residence in Chenkalady came under grenade attack by unidentified men. The grenade attack was blamed on paramilitary Karuna Group.

Thambirajah moved into Batticaloa, following the grenade attack, sources said.

Batticaloa Police is conduting investigations into the shooting incident.

 

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