SLA shelling kills ICRC Team Leader in Vanni

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 April 2009, 04:25 GMT]
One of the three Team Leaders of the ICRC in Vanni, 47-year-old Sinnathurai Kugathasan, was killed in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling on Wednesday inside the 'safety zone', according to rescue workers. Mr. Kugathasan, also known as Ramanan, was from Kollangkaladdi in Valikaamam North, Jaffna. At least 2 ICRC officials have been killed and three reported wounded in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) shelling within the so-called safety zone so far.

Ramanan, who joined the ICRC in 1999, was a key leader in running the ICRC activities in Vanni since foreign nationals of the ICRC were pulled out of Vanni.

The ICRC in Vanni is led by Jegatheepan.

Ramanan, a father of two, has served a tealm leader in the Water and Habitation section of the ICRC.


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