Kethesh Loganathan shot dead
[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 August 2006, 16:21 GMT]
Kethesh Logananathan, Deputy Secretary General of Sri Lanka Government's Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP), and a former member of EPRLF, was shot dead by unknown gunmen near Vandervet place in Dehiwela Colombo at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Mr Loganathan received serious gunshot wounds and died on the way to Kalubowila Hospital, sources in Colombo said.
Mr. Ketheshwaran Loganathan resigned from the Board of Directors and as Head of the Peace and Conflict Analysis Unit of the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a Colombo-based think-tank, 1st April 2006.
He was a member of the EPRLF during the period 1983-1994, and took part in the negotiation processes between the Government of Sri Lanka and Tamil militant groups spanning the Thimpu Peace talks of 1985 to the Mangala Moonesinghe Parliamentary Select Committee of 1992.
During his involvement in the Tamil national movement as a member of the EPRLF he did not contest in either the NorthEast Provincial Councils elections of 1988 or in the subsequent parliamentary elections of 1989 and 1994.
He resigned from EPRLF in 1995.