Tamil businessman shot dead in Chilaw

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 January 2008, 13:14 GMT]
Unknown gunmen shot and killed a Tamil businessman, Kathiresan Ganesan, 43, while he was driving home with his family at Udappu (Udappuwa) in Chilaapam (Chilaw) police area Saturday around 9:20 a.m. His wife, Pakiyanaathan Puvani, 32, was seriously wounded in gunfire and rushed to Chilaw hospital, Police said.

Kathiresan Ganesan returned to Sri Lanka recently after living 14 years in Europe and started a business in Chilaapam.

On Saturday he was driving back home after attending a function at his relative's house at Uddappu with his wife, 2 children and 2 other relatives. When the van reached the Uddappu bridge lonely gunmen stopped the van and fired at them. Ganesan died on the spot.

Chilaw Magistrate K. Sivapakiyasundram visited the scene.


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