Tamil civilian shot dead in Muttur
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 17:01 GMT]
Mr.Thambipillai Selvarajah (48) a mason by profession was shot dead by
unidentified men Wednesday night around 7.30 p.m. close to the market in
Muttur town in Trincomalee district. He was the second Tamil civilian shot
dead by unidentified persons in the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) controlled Muttur town since
Tuesday morning and the third in the Trincomalee district, police sources said.
Mr. Selvarajah was shot dead in a lane near his house. Muttur Police rushed
to the scene and began investigation into the crime. The body of
Mr.Selvarajah was taken to the Muttur district hospital, police
Soon after the second killing several Tamil families in Muttur town through
fear started moving out of their houses and seeking refuge in the Christian
Church in the Muttur town.
On receipt of information of the displacement of
Tamil families, Mr.K.Thurairatnasingham, Trincomalee district
parliamentarian requested Major General Tissa Jayawardene,
General Officer Commanding of the Sri Lanka Army in Trincomalee district,
Mr.Rohan Abeyawardene, Deputy Inspector General of Police for Eastern
Region and Mr.H.N.B.Amabanwela, Senior Superintendent of Police to ensure
security to Tamil families in the Muttur town, sources said.
Mr.S.Suhirtharajan, a Tamil journalist was shot dead in Trincomalee town,
close to Governor's Secretariat and Mr.Suntharalingam was shot dead in his
house along Church Road in Muttur town. Both killings took place Tuesday
morning between 6 and 7.30 a.m. in the SLA controlled areas.