PA council-chairman shot dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 26 September 1998, 20:41 GMT]
A politician from the governing People's Alliance (PA) was shot dead last night in Arachchikaddu, Puttalam. The PA charged that it was a political murder.

The chairman of the Arachchikaddu Pradheshiya Sabha (PS) Sarath Weerasingha was shot dead while returning home by a gunman who had fired five shots at him and lobbed a grenade. However, the grenade did not explode.

One of the shots had pierced the Weerasinghe's chest, killing him.

PA sources said that certain elements in the UNP may have been involved in this killing.

 

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