Tamil trader shot dead in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 July 2008, 20:01 GMT]
A Tamil trader was shot dead by unidentified armed persons Wednesday morning in front of his shop located near Chiththivinaayakar Temple at Veappangku'lam along Vavuniyaa-Mannaar road, Vavuniyaa police said.

The victim has been identified as Mookan Suresh, 33.

The victimís body was handed over to the Vavuniyaa general hospital for postmortem examination and inquest by the Vavuniyaa Magistrate.

Meanwhile Police spokesman in Colombo Ranjit Gunasekara, Senior Police Superintendent had told media that the dead trader was a former member of the Peoples Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE).

 

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