Ex-EPRLF cadre shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 July 2006, 11:49 GMT]
A former member of Eelam Peoples Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF-Varathar faction) was shot dead in Mathews Street Jaffna at 8:30 p.m., Monday by unknown gunmen, sources in Jaffna said. Mr Thirumani Ariyaratnam Lingan, 34, was drinking liquor with his friends when two gunmen riding in a motorbike shot him dead in close range.

Ariyaratnam Lingan died on the spot.

His body has been taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital Tuesday morning for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Ariyaratnam Lingan left the EPRLF-Varathar group in 2000 and has been living in Mathews Road residence since then.


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