Injured UNP candidate, GA, under intensive treatment

[TamilNet, Sunday, 28 March 2004, 02:53 GMT]
The Sri Lanka's former Hindu religious Affairs Minister Mr.Thiagarajah Maheswaran and the Batticaloa District Government Agent and the Returning officer Mr.Mounagurusamy who were injured when unidentified persons shot at them Saturday night in two separate incidents have been undergoing intensive treatment in Colombo. Mr. Maheswaran is in a private hospital and Mr.Mounagurusamy is warded in the Colombo national hospital, medical sources said.

Mr.Mounagurusamy was initially admitted to the Batticaloa general hospital Saturday night with gunshot injuries when an unidentified person shot at him at Pillaiayradi area in Batticaloa while he was travelling in a vehicle. Mr.Mounagurusamy was transferred to the Colombo national hospital later in the day due to his critical condition, medical sources said.

Mr. Maheswaran was initially admitted to the Colombo national hospital but later transferred to a private hospital, sources said.

The police said its initial investigation revealed that Mr. Maheswaran had been shot by an unidentified person from behind when another was presenting him with a garland. This incident had taken place at 8.10 p.m. Saturday when Mr. Maheswaran arrived in Vivekandanda Hill area in Colombo to attend an election rally of the United National Party, police said.


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