Senior EPDP cadre shot dead in Puttalam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 September 2004, 07:08 GMT]
A senior member of the EPDP, a close ally of President Kumaratunga, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Puttalam, 125 kilometres north of Colombo, Saturday around 11 a.m. Police said. The EPDP cadre, identified as Mr. Thambithurai Sivakumar, 42, was going home in Thillaiyadi, Puttalam when he was shot by gunmen riding a motorbike, according to Police.

Mr. Thambithurai Sivakumar
Dead body of Mr. Thambithurai Sivakumar
Dead body of Mr. Thamibithurai
Mr. Thambithurai is from Tellipalai, Jaffna. He was shot three times in the head with a handgun, according Police sources in Puttalam.

The gunmen got away, Police said.


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