Man shot dead by SLA in Eravur

[TamilNet, Sunday, 08 January 2006, 12:11 GMT]
Kandasamy Shanmuganathan, 31, a civilian, was shot dead by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops Sunday morning at 10.30 a.m. in Eravur Vantharumoolai in Batticaloa. The incident took place in front of the Pathini Amman Temple iin Thevapuram sources said. SLA said they killed the man in self-defence when he tried to attack them, but the residents of the area said that Mr Shanmuganathan was on his way to buy provisions in a shop when he was killed.

Police took the body to Chenkalady Hospital at 4 p.m. for postmortem examinations.

Vantharumoolai lies 18 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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