Man shot dead in Kayts

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 January 2006, 11:24 GMT]
Kankesan Sivanesan, 30, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday in front of his house near Hospital Road, Kayts. Residents said that Sivanesan earlier worked for the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) and later had joined the Liberation Tigers.

Sivanesan has a brother who is also a member of the EPDP, sources said.

Additional Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troop reinforcements have been brought to the area and tension prevails in Kayts.

Sivanesan's body has been taken to the Jaffna Hospital around 1 p.m. for postmortem examinations.

Motives for the killing are not known.

 

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