Young journalist shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 29 April 2007, 08:42 GMT]
Selvarajah Rajivarman, 25, a young journalist working at Jaffna's Uthayan newspaper was shot and killed Sunday by gunmen riding in a motorbike at Naavalar Road, Rasaavin Thoaddam junction around 10:00 a.m. The journalist was on duty collecting news in Jaffna town, according to the Uthayan officials. Mr. Rajivarman was a talented and energic newsreporter who was also attending an external degree course at Jaffna Univeristy according to North Sri Lanka Journalists Association (NSLJA).

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Selvarajah Rajivarman
Rajivarman was working as a staff reporter and was on training since he had joined the daily 6 months ago.

He had earlier worked as staff reporter at Jaffna Thinakkural and previously in Namathu Eezhanaadu.

Rajivarman is from Aavarangkaal East, Puththoor in Valikaamam.

Jaffna police has handed over the body of the victim to Jaffna hospital.

Selvarajah Rajivarman
Mr. Selvarajah Rajivarman receiving a certificate after attending a two-day risk awareness training by London-based TOR International (Training of Reporters International) for journalists from Jaffna, in Colombo in February 2006.


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