Two civilians shot dead in Jaffna peninsula
[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 September 2006, 12:05 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen riding a motor cycle shot dead a postal employee on Karainagar road at Chankanai in Valigamam on Thursday around 7.30 a.m. and in a separate incident on Thursday morning another civilian was shot and killed on Valvettithurai-Pt. Pedro road at Vembady in Valvettithurai.
The victim in the first incident who was riding on a bicycle towards Chankanai, was identified as Nadarasa Thavarasa, 39, of Tholpuram, Chullipuram.
The civilian killed in the second shooting was identified as Kathirgamalingam Amirthalingam, 59, of Vembady, Valvettithurai. His body now lies in the mortuary at Manthikai hospital in Pt. Pedro.