2 TMVP men shot dead in Ea'raavoor

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 November 2008, 11:05 GMT]
Unidentified armed men lying in ambush shot and killed two Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) Karuna faction men riding on a motorcycle along Chiththaa'ndi Murukan Koayil Veethi, Wednesday around 5:00 a.m, in Ea'raavoor police division in Batticaloa district. The killers escaped from the site located 500 m from Murakkoddaancheanai Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp.

The victims were identified as Pathmanathan Palakirushnan, 26, the person in charge of Chiththaa'ndi office of Karuna group and his assistant, Sinnapillai Yokarajah, 24.

SLA troops and Karuna group paramilitary men jointly launched a cordon and search operation immediately after the killing. Every house in the area was searched.

The bodies of the victims are kept at Chengkaladi Hospital mortuary.

Ea'raavoor is located 18 km from Batticaloa town.


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