Tamil journalist shot dead in Trincomalee
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 January 2006, 04:20 GMT]
Mr.S.S.Rajan, Trincomalee correspondent for "Sudar Oli," a Tamil daily published from Colombo was shot dead Tuesday morning around 6:00 by unidentified men close to his residence while waiting for transport to his workplace.
The victim, 35-year old Subramaniam Sugirtharajan, a father of two, has been working in the Sri Lanka Port Authority.
His residence is located along the Lower Road facing the Trincomalee harbor in the suburb of Orr's Hill in Trincomalee.
The Governor's secretariat is situated close to the scene of crime.
Police rushed to the site and began investigation into the crime.
Residents in Trincomalee said that Rajan was instrumental in exposing the involvement of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in the recent execution style killing of the five Trincomalee students.
18.01.06 Trinco students died due to gunshot injuries- Magistrate