EPDP cadre shot dead in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 July 2004, 09:30 GMT]
A senior EPDP cadre in the east was shot dead by an unidentified gunman around 2.05 p.m. Wednesday in Akkaraipattu town, 64 kilometres south of Batticaloa on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast. The gunman who came on a motorbike shot the EPDP cadre six times with a pistol while armed Police guards stoodby in the town's busy public bus stand area.

The EPDP cadre was identified as Mr.Velayutham Raveendran(Kamalan), 31, of Quarry Road in Kalmunai.

He was chairman of the Alaiyadivembu Pradhesiya Sabha, EPDP sources in the east said.

The gunman got away, Police said.

 

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