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Shooting in Ampara injures couple
[TamilNet, Monday, 12 May 2003, 01:58 GMT]
Anthony Thevarajah (40) and his wife Francis Catherina of Sorikalmunai village near Kalmunai in Ampara district were injured when unknown assailants fired at them around 9pm Sunday, security sources said. The couple have been admitted to the Batticaloa teaching hospital and are undergoing surgery according to medical sources.
Thevarajah is from Kalmunai and was formerly a member of the Eelam People Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF). He left for India in 1990 and returned back to Sri Lanka in 1995. Soon after he left the organization, got married in Sorikalmunai, and went to MiddleEast to work. On his return from Middle East he set up his residence in Sorikalmunai and has been cultivating his field.
The shooting incident occured when the couple was talking in front of their residence after Thevarajah returned from working in his field near the Central camp, sources said.
Police are conducting investigations into the incident.