Paramilitary cadre shot dead in Polannaruwa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 August 2005, 11:03 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Mr Mahathevarajah, a cadre from the paramilitary Karuna Group, Monday night at Namalpockuna in Polannaruwa. Mahathevarajah was shot in his head with a 9 mm. handgun, Aralaganwela Police said.

The dead body was found by Aralaganwela Police Tuesday morning following a tip off from the two Karuna Group cadres who told the police that they escaped from the attackers.

The three Karuna cadres were attacked near a forest area, according to their statement to the Police.

Namalpockuna is located 89 km. northwest of Batticaloa, in Polannaruwa District.


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