Senior EPDP member shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 July 2006, 02:47 GMT]
Unidentified men shot and killed Maha Kanapathipillai, a Senior member of the paramilitary Eelam Peoples Democractic Party (EPDP), an ally of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, around 6:45 a.m. Monday, in Wellawatte, Colombo. Maha Kanapathipillai was responsible for Public Relations of EPDP leader Douglas Devananda who is the Sri Lankan Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare.

The incident took place on All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ABC) Road in Wellawatte, Police said.

Maha Kanapathipillai, 55, rushed to Kalubowila hospital with gunshot wounds, succumbed to his wounds.


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