Muslim UNP supporter shot dead in Eravur

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 February 2006, 15:17 GMT]
A Muslim supporter of the Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) was shot dead around 8 p.m., Wednesday, allegedly by a Muslim armed group at Meerakerny in Eravur, about 14 km. north of Batticaloa, sources in Batticaloa said.

Mohamathu Muhaideen Jarool, 28, was shot dead with a T-56 assault rifle, Eravur police said.

His body is lying at the Eravur Hospital morgue.

The police said the killing is related to disputes within local parties with regards to the forthcoming local government elections.

 

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