Former Intelligence Operative shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 December 2002, 03:41 GMT]
M. Abdul Azeez, 25, who had previously worked closely with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intelligence division, was shot dead and another youth Meerasahib Mohammed Buhari (20) seriously injured by unknown group of gunmen in the Muslim village of Kavathamunai 34km north west of Batticaloa district at 10.30 pm Monday, said sources in Batticaloa.

Azeez and Buhari were getting out of Azeez’z house in Kavathamunai when the gunmen opened fire. Azeez was shot in the head and chest and died on the spot. Buhari was first admitted to Valaichenai district hospital but was later transferred to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for additional surgery. Azeez’s body was left in Valaichenai hospital for postmortem examination.

Village residents said they suspected a Muslim extremist group to be responsible for the killing. The residents of Kavathamunai said that while Azeez was collaborating with the SLA he worked against the Muslim community and earned the wrath of several Muslims. This may have brought his downfall, villagers said.

Shops remained closed in the Ottamavadi this morning but the traffic flowed smoothly, sources said.

Kavathamunai is located in the Ottamavadi Pradeshya Sabha.

 

Latest 15 Reports
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
06.10.17 23:22  
Uprooted Tamils face ultimatum on proving land ownership in strategic Kokku’laay
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7928