Father of LTTE members shot in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 04:49 GMT]
Two motorbike-riding gunmen shot and seriously wounded Mr. Velupillai Kathirgamathamby, 49, Tuesday morning on Hospital Road in the heart of Batticaloa town. Velupillai, whose sons are in the LTTE, works at a cafe close to the Batticaloa Post office, sources in the town said. The unidentified gunmen shot Velupillai while he was on his way to work at 6:50 a.m.

The incident took place near the water tank in the town.

Velupillai was rushed to Batticaloa hospital.

He is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit, hospital sources said.

Velupillai is from Thimilatheevu.


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