Ex paramilitary supporter shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 November 2004, 17:09 GMT]
A former supporter of the PLOTE, Mr. Velayutham Dayalakumar, 44, was shot dead in Dehiwela, a suburb in the southern outskirts of Colombo, around 7.30 p.m. Thursday, Police said. A man identified as 'Jayasingha' was seriously wounded in the attack by unidentified gunmen in a very busy part of Dehiwela Junction. The ex PLOTE supporter and Jayasingha were shot when they were having tea at Sumihiri Hotel at Dehiwela Junction, according to Police.

Mr. Dayalakumar, also known as Dayalan, had a business near Dehiwela Junction. He was associated with the PLOTE, a paramilitary working with Sri Lankan armed forces, in 1987-89.


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