Two youths shot dead in Veala'nai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 May 2007, 10:43 GMT]
Two youths on their way to the temple for prayers were gundown by unidentified men riding in a motorbike Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. in 4th district in Veala'nai east in Jaffna Islets, sources in Jaffna said.

The victims, Sivapalan Gajendrapalan, 21, and Kandaiah Kannathasan, 28, were relatives, and were riding a bicycle towards the nearby temple when they were shot, according to local residents.

Meanwhile, two of the five arrested near Perunkulam Muththumaariamman Hindu temple at Veala'nai in Kayts Wednesday on recovery of explosives, were released today, according to Kayts police.

The other three are being detained and interrogated by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), and attempts are being made to bring the three to the Kayts courts by the Police, according to sources in Jaffna.

Meanwhile, the cordon and search operation in Veala'nai by the Sri Lanka security forces continued for the second day, residents in Kayts said.



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