Vavuniya military policeman shot dead

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 January 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A Military Policeman (MP) of the Sri Lankan army was shot dead this morning in Vavuniya around 8.30 a.m. by a lone attacker.

Police sources in Vavuniya blamed a special unit of the Liberation Tigers which according them has been responsible for the killing of several army informants in the area.

The dead MP was identified as Sampath Tilakaratne, 25.

The MP was on his way to take up duties at his point near the Sinthamani Pillaiyar Kovil by the Vavuniya Railway station when a youth shot him dead and rode away on a bicycle said Police sources.


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