Batticaloa UNP candidate shot dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 November 2001, 12:47 GMT]
A United National Party candidate for Batticaloa was shot dead Saturday in Ondaatchi Madam, around 6 p.m. Mr. Thambirajah Jeyakumar was canvassing in the 50 houses scheme when an unidentified gunman opened fire on him, Police sources said. Mr. Thambirajah’s body was taken to the Kaluwanchikudy hospital.

The UNP candidate is the son of a former MP for the Paddirippu electorate (in Batticaloa) Mr. Thambirajah.

 

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