Youth shot dead in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Saturday, 05 November 2005, 16:39 GMT]
Unidentified men Saturday night around 8.30 p.m. shot dead a Tamil youth identified as Thurairajah Kannan in front of a leading jewellery shop along Dockyard Road in Trincomalee town. The site where the incident took place is located a few meters from the main entrance to the eastern headquarters of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), Trincomalee police said.

The murdered youth is said to be an informant of the Sri Lanka security forces. He was earlier in the LTTE and later left the movement.

He was shot while riding his scooter, police sources said.

Security forces and police immediately launched a cordon and search operation blocking all roads leading the scene of crime.

The body of the youth was handed over to the mortuary of the Trincomalee general hospital, Trincomalee police said.

 

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