Killings escalate in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 March 2005, 03:43 GMT]
A paramilitary cadre waiting to board a bus to Colombo in front of Police headquarters office in Batticaloa town was shot dead by unidentified gunmen around 5.10 a.m. Tuesday. Another paramilitary cadre was gunned in the Eravur area, 14 kilometres north of Batticaloa, Monday night around 9.15. Eravur Police sources investigating the murder said that he was a member of the Razeek Group, an auxiliary of the Sri Lanka army.

The man was identified as Mr. Velautham Ilankeswaran, 25, was gunned down on Sinnathamby Road in Thalavaai, a suburb of Eravur town. The gunmen got away Police said.

Eravur Police led by Officer in Charge Mr. W. Ratnayaka are conducting investigations.

The man killed in Batticaloa town Tuesday morning was identified as Mr. Alakaiah Kirubeswaran, 36, a member of PLOTE, Sri Lanka Police sources in the eastern town said.


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