Funeral of two Trinco civilians killed by SLA held

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 January 2006, 17:02 GMT]
The funeral of the two Tamil civilians killed in retaliation by security forces in Uppuveli area, about two km off north of Trincomalee town following a claymore mine attack on a Sri Lanka Navy (SLN)convoy was held Thursday afternoon. Several hundred Tamil people participated in the funeral procession and the burial at Allesgarden cemetary in Uppuveli, about 3 km off north of east port town, civil sources said.

The two civilians were identified as Sellathurai Selvarajah, 25, of Chelvanayakapuram and Wilson Christopher George, 35, father of three and a resident of Nithiyapuri in Allesgarden at the inquests held into the deaths Wednesday.

Dr.Gamini Kulathunge, Judicial Medical Officer of the Trincomalee general hospital, held the postmortem examination on the bodies of the deceased. Dr. Gamini Kulathunge said the deaths were caused by gunshot injuries, legal sources said.

Accordingly Mr.V.Ramakamalan, Trincomalee Magistrate recorded a verdict of deaths due to gunshot wounds, legal sources said.

 

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