Jaffna MPCS President assassinated

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 February 2007, 06:59 GMT]
President of the Jaffna Multi Pupose Co-Operative Society (MPCS) and an active social worker in the Jaffna Peninsula, S. T. Gananathan, 64, was shot dead near Mampalam junction Sri Lanka Army camp in Ariyalai, a suburb of Jaffna, around 6:30 a.m., Thursday.

Mr. Gananathan went to fetch water from a well close to his house in Punkankulam, along A-9 highway, when he was assasinated by two unidentified armed men, sources in Jaffna said.

The incident occured about 200 metres from Mampalam junction SLA camp.

Gananathan is an retired engineer. He assumed duties as the president of the MPCS, Jaffna when former president of the Jaffna MPCS, Solomen Sri left Jaffna in Desember 2005 after receiving death threats.

In August 2006, Thellipalai MPCS president, Sivamagaraja was shot dead by unidentified persons.

Gananathan's daughter, Thayananthy, 19-years-old, was killed on 07 August 1996, when a SLA truck rammed into a group of school girls.

On the same date, her schoolmate, Krishanthy Kumarasamy, was gang raped and killed by the SLA troopers, and her family members who went searching for their daughter were massacred.

Gananathan was one of the activists who worked for exposing Krishanthy's case.


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