2ND LEAD

Senior Intelligence officer shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 October 2005, 02:44 GMT]
A high ranking Sri Lankan Military Intelligence officer, Lt. Col. T. Rizvi Meedin, shot by unknown gunmen Saturday around 10:30 p.m. and rushed in an unconscious state to the Colombo Hospital, succumbed to his injuries at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Police said. The intelligence officer, attached to the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) in Colombo, was shot in his head while he was returning home in his car.

Lt. Col. T. R. MeedinLt. Col. Meedin was shot near his home at Uthaya Mawatha in Kiribathgoda, a large suburb of Colombo, situated on the Colombo Kandy Road between Kelaniya and Kadawatha.

A news release issued by the Sri Lanka Army Sunday morning said that Meedin had gone out with his friends late night on Saturday and that a friend of him called his wife at home and informed her that Meedin was lying dead near her house.

Meedin is the second senior intelligence officer shot dead in Colombo this year.

He was 39 years old and a father of two children.

 

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