Grama Sevaka officer shot dead in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 October 2005, 13:05 GMT]
A Grama Sevaka (village level) officier, Mr. Perera Weerasingham, 53, was shot and killed in Kankankulam, 18 km northwest of Vavuniya town, Vavuniya Police said. The GS of Kankankulam village was on his way home from work in a motorbike when two unidentified motorbike-riding gunmen gunned him down on Poovarasankulam - Chettikulam Road 4:45 p.m., police said.

Vavuniya Police Head Quarters Inspector Mr. A.M.C. Abeysinghe Bandara is heading the investigations into the killing.

The GS was threatened by the paramilitary cadres belonging to Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) two months ago, civilian sources said.

 

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