Ponnambalam killing claimed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 06 January 2000, 08:54 GMT]
An organisation calling itself 'National Front Against Tigers' Thursday claimed responsibility for the killing Wednesday of Kumar Ponnambalam, the president of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress.

In a note in Sinhala faxed to leading media institutions in Colombo the group said it is warning all those who support and help the Liberation Tigers. Such people were "traitors" the group said.

The note was signed "Wijayaranabahu, Commanding Officer".

Mr.Kumar Ponnambalam, was shot dead by unidentified gunman at Wellawatte, in Colombo.

The funeral of Mr.Ponnambalam will be held on Sunday in Colombo, his relatives said. His body is kept at his residence at Queens Street.


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