Former PS chairman wounded
[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 May 2003, 18:36 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and wounded a former chairman of the Vaakarai Pradeshiya Sabha (local government institution), Mr.Samuel Pushparajah (40), around 8.30 p.m., Thursday, at Valaichenai, 32 km. north of Batticaloa.
Mr. Samuel, also known as Justine, is a member of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO), a constituent party of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
He contested the local government election for the Vaakarai PS in 1994. Vakkarai is a town in the LTTE held area, about 64 km. north of Batticalaoa town.