Sri Lanka's former Hindu Affairs minister shot

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 March 2004, 14:37 GMT]
Sri Lanka's former Hindu Affairs Minister and ex. MP for Jaffna, Mr. Thiyagarajah Maheswaran was shot and seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen in downtown Colombo Saturday night around 8 p.m. Mr. Maheswaran is contesting elections as a United National Front candidate in the Colombo district.

Thiyagarajah Maheswaran
Thiyagarajah Maheswaran (Photo:
Mr. Maheswaran was fired at by the gunmen when he was returning after an election campaign meeting in the crowded suburb of Jinthuppiddy in downtown Colombo.


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