Army volunteer killed in Vadamarachchi
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 April 2003, 13:27 GMT]
Fifty three year old Selliah Puvanendran, who is believed to be a member of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA)
volunteer force, was found dead Wednesday
in Thunnalai, 3 km south of Point Pedro in Vadamarachchi division, Jaffna district,
with hands tied, mouth stuffed with clothes and cut injuries in his
neck, security sources said.
The Nelliayadi Police immediately launched an investigation into the death.
Point Pedro Magistrate Mr.A.Premshankar who visited
the scene ordered the body of the former SLA volunteer to be handed over to the
Jaffna Teaching Hospital Wednesday evening for postmortem
examination, medical sources said.
According to preliminary investigations the deceased had worked in the south
of the country as a member the SLA volunteer force. Recently he returned to
his native place at Kudawathai in Thunnaialai area and
had been staying with his mother. His wife is a nurse working in Vavuniya,
His body was discovered Wednesday morning in a secluded area about four
km away from his house at Kudawathai. An authorization card issued by SLA
identifying him as a member of the army volunteer was found in his
possession. However it has not been confirmed if the deceased was still
attached to the SLA at the time of his death, according to police sources.
The Point Pedro Magistrate ordered the Police to conduct further inquiry
into the death, legal sources said.