Muslim worker shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 October 2006, 09:56 GMT]
A Muslim worker from Kattankudy in Batticaloa district, employed at the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA) in Colombo, was shot shot dead by unknown gunmen riding in a three-wheeler at 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Maradana, sources in Colombo said.

M.S.M. Saleem, 28, was riding in a motorbike towards a hotel located along Semens Road in Maradana to buy dinner when he was shot by the gunmen who followed him in the three-wheeler, witnesses said.

He was pronounced dead on admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Colombo National Hospital Colombo police crime branch, hospital sources said.

Maradana Police is conducting investigation into the crime.


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