Tamil trader shot dead in Buttala

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 December 2008, 13:06 GMT]
Unidentified armed men arriving in a motorbike shot dead a young Tamil trader in Buttala in Moneragala district Monday night. The assassins shot the trader while the victim was inside his shop and fled from the scene, according to sources in Buttala.

The victim was identified as Rajasingham Seevaratnam, 27.

Seevaratnam was a native of Jaffna but had been living in Buttala and running a shop.

His body was handed to the Buttala government hospital by the Police Tuesday morning.

Buttala police are conducting inquiry, sources said.



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