Man shot dead in Batticaloa town

[TamilNet, Monday, 19 June 2006, 11:26 GMT]
A male, aged between 45-50, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike between Lloyds Avenue and Arunagiri Road infront of the Vijaya theatre in Batticaloa at 8:45 a.m. Monday, sources from Batticaloa said. The killing took place 25 meters from a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry point.

The body of the dead man is not identified but his attire indicated that he could be a beggar or a man with mental illness, sources said.

The body has been taken to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital and kept there for identification.

Batticaloa police are conducting investigations.

 

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