Three-wheeler driver shot dead in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 October 2005, 09:06 GMT]
Unidentified men Thursday noon shot dead the driver of a three wheeler at Kannagipuram in Orr's Hill, suburb in Trincomalee town. The dead has been identified as Mr.Anura Abeyaratne aged 24 a Sinhalese, and a resident of Sumedhagama, a suburb of the east port town, Trincomalee Police said.

On receipt of information police and soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army rushed to the site to diffuse tension in the area.

Mr.Arthur Tveiten, head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission in Trincomalee also visited the site. The Police removed the body of the dead to the mortuary of the Trincomalee base hospital, sources said.

Soldiers and police immediately cordoned off the area and began search operation, police said.

 

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