2ND LEAD (CORRECTION)
EPDP cadre shot dead in Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 August 2005, 13:44 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen on Saturday evening shot and killed a paramilitary cadre of Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), Mr. Nadarasa Kesavavarnan, 25, in Vavuniya. The killing took place around 6:00 p.m. at Samanakulam, five kilometers southeast of Vavuniya town, Police said.
The paramilitary cadre was riding in a bicycle when unindentified gunmen approached him in a motorbike, sources said.
The gunmen had used a micro pistol to kill the victim, Vavuniya Police Officer In-Charge (OIC) Mr. AMC Abeyasinghe Banda said.
The Vavuniya district judge Mr. Manickavasagam Ilancheliyan visited the crime scene and ordered the Police to conduct investigations into the killing.
The EPDP cadre, a father of two children, was from Asikkulam in Vavuniya, sources said.