TNA councilor assassinated in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 28 June 2007, 19:53 GMT]
Thillainathan Uthayakumar, the chairman of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Piratheasa Chapai (Pradeshya Sabah) of Thirukkoayil in Ampaa'rai district was assassinated by armed men outside his residence at Vinaayakapuram in Akkaraippattu, Thursday at 8:50 p.m.

Gunmen who entered the premises, took the 35-year-old victim, father of two, away from his house, located in Kappunaar street at Vinaayakapuram and killed him, lobbing a grenade on him, 100 meters away from his residence, according to the Police in Thirukkoavil.

The assassination of the TNA politician comes after press reports in Colombo that the Government was planning for a new election in the East.

 

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