Trader shot dead in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 December 2006, 12:33 GMT]
Four unidentified armed men arriving in two vehicles in Vepankulam in Vavuniya, called out a trader out of his shop in Sinhalese and opened fire using T-56 type assault rifles, killing the trader on the spot at 8:30 p.m. Friday, eyewitnesses said.

The victim was identified as Ambikaipahar Manickavasagar, 59.

The assailants escaped from the site after the killing, Vavuniya police said.

The motive for the killing is not known. Vavuniya police are conducting further investigation into the killing.

 

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