Shooting in garrisoned village north of Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 March 2005, 18:19 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot a person believed to have links with a paramilitary group in Kommathurai, 17 kilometres north of Batticaloa Thursday night around 8.20. The man escaped with gunshot injuries. His assailants had gone his house and shot him with a 9 mm pistol, according to Police. Most of Kommathurai is garrisoned by the Sri Lanka army.

The injured man is Mr. Arumugam Manaalan, 34.

The gunmen got away, Police said.


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