Rice mill worker shot dead in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 October 2005, 10:11 GMT]
Two unidentified gunman riding in a motorbike shot and killed Mr. H.G.M Abeyaratna, 38, a rice mil worker at Kolavil, 2 km south of Akkaraipattu town, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The rice mill worker, a Sinhalese from Akurana in Kandy, married to a Tamil woman and a father of a child, was residing at Kannakipuram Refugee Camp wheh he was shot, Police said the motive for the killing was not clear.

Abeyaratne was gunned down while he was cycling to work on Akkaraipattu-Pottuvil Road.

The assailants shot the victim twice at his head with a 9 mm handgun, Police said.

Akkaraipattu Police Officer In-Charge Sathees Gamage is heading the investigations into the killing.

Akkaratipattu is located 64 km south of Batticaloa town.

 

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