Halo Trust employee shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 November 2007, 18:56 GMT]
A 23-year old employee of Halo Trust, a British-demining group working in Jaffna, was shot dead inside the High Security Zone (HSZ) in Aathiyadi near Stanley Road, Jaffna Friday night, sources in Jaffna said. The body was taken to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Friday night, and due to the curfew, was identified by the victim's parents Saturday afternoon.

Thangarajah Sujeevan was returing after prayers at the Nallur Murugan Temple to his mother's residence in Stanley Road when two gunmen lying in ambush shot him and escaped.

The incident occurs amid increasing number of abductions and killings of Halo Trust employees.


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