JMC member killed

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 March 2000, 08:31 GMT]
Unidentified youth shot and killed a member of the Jaffna Municipal Council (JMC), representing the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) in Jaffna Town, around 12.25 p.m. today.

Mr.Anton Sivalingam was talking to another JMC member when the armed youth entered his house at 4th Cross Street and opened fire. He died on the spot, EDPD sources in Jaffna said.

His body was taken to the Jaffna Hospital.

Meanwhile the Chairman of the Pt.Pedro Urban Council, Mr.Iyathurai Sri Rangeswaran, escaped from a grenade attack at Manthikai around 7.20 p.m. yesterday evening, said sources. He is also the EPDP organsier in Pt.Pedro.

 

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