PLOTE leaders killed in blast
[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 September 1999, 08:19 GMT]
(Adds photo) The PLOTE's deputy leader and military wing commander, Manikkadasan, and the group's Vavuniya military commander, Ilango, were killed in an explosion at 'Lucky House', the office of the organisation in Vavuniya town, around 12.45 noon today, said sources.
PLOTE sources said that Manikkadasan was at a meeting.
The police said earlier that the blast was triggered by a suicide bomber.
However Police investigators said this afternoon that the blast was caused by an explosive device planted on the wall of the camp.
Uthayan, another PLOTE cadre was wounded in the blast.
Manikkadasan,39, is from Martin Road in Jaffna Town. He was trained by Dr. George Habash's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in 1983-84.