Two Tamil civilians shot dead in Valaichchenai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 September 2006, 06:56 GMT]
Two Tamil persons said to be supporters of para military Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) were shot dead Tuesday night between 8 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. in Valaichchenai area in Batticaloa district. A message saying "death for traitors," was written in posters signed by Ellalan Brigade found near the bodies, sources said.

One of the dead was Nallathamby Poopalaratnam, 48, was the President of Peithalai fisheries society. His residence was located on Vipulananda Road, Valaichchenai. It was alleged he had been supplying news and other information to the EPDP run radio programme "Ithayaveenai" from Colombo.

He was forcibly taken from his residence and shot along Main Street in Kalkudah.

Meanwhile, Kanapathipillai Rangan alias Sathyakumar, a resident of Murugan Kovil Road, Peithalai was also shot dead the same day for allegedly providing information to EPDP.

Bodies of both persons were handed to Valaichchenai hospital by the Police.

Valaichchenai is located about 30 km off north of Batticaloa.

 

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