Arson as revenge for murder?

[TamilNet, Sunday, 09 May 1999, 04:45 GMT]
A private communication facility was set on fire by unknown persons on Friday night at Kurumankaadu, a suburb of Vavuniya town, Police said. The facility is close to the Hindu temple in Thandikulam.

Police suspect that the burning of the communication facility is connected to the murder, a few days earlier, of Veerakathy Gunaratnam a member of Pachchilaipalli Predesha Saba who is also a strong supporter of PLOTE in the Jaffna peninsula.

According to informed sources the councilor had been sick in bed for a few days and was shot dead, when he went out soon after recovering from his illness.

Police said that an unknown group of persons was monitoring the councilor's movements before he was killed.


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