Doubts over cause of death
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Army (SLA) handed over the body of Michal Pillai Robert Wellington, 33, to the Manthikai hospital yesterday around 1.30 p.m., said sources in Jaffna. He had been shot in the chest and head, they said.
The body was identified by Michal Wellington's father and sister.
He had been displaced from his home in the Palaly area, where the Sri Lanka Army's Jaffna Head Quarters is located, and had been living in Polikandy in Vadamaradchi, north of Jaffna Town.
The coroner who conducted the inquest declared gun shot injuries to have been the cause of the death.