EPDP cadre shot dead in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 October 2005, 10:24 GMT]
Unidentified armed men shot dead Mr.Kingsely Weeraratne, alias 'Suriya', a senior member of the paramilitary group, EPDP, at Palaiyootru, a suburb in Trincomalee town, around 10.45 a.m., Thursday.

Two persons waiting near a private communication centre shot the victim when he was returning home passing through the road. The death was instantaneous, police said.

Trincomalee EPDP spokesman said 'Suriya' was shot dead when he was going to deliver copies of Thinamurasu weekly to shops in Palaiyootru.

The father of the victim is a Sinhalese and the mother a Tamil, Uppuveli Police said. He is father of two children.

The police began investigation immediately blocking all roads leading to the site, civil sources said.

 

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