Ex-LTTE cadre killed in grenade attack

[TamilNet, Sunday, 17 October 2004, 07:35 GMT]
An ex-Liberation Tigers cadre, suspected to be a Sri Lanka army informant, was killed in a grenade attack in a high security suburb of Batticaloa town in the early hours of Sunday around 1.30, Police said. Unidentified assailants lobbed a grenade into the house where the ex-LTTE cadre, Mr. Sinnavan Maheswaran, 27, was staying at Boundary Road, Puthur. He was seriously wounded and died one hour later in Batticaloa hospital, Police said.

Puthur is a high security zone by the Sri Lanka Air Force base in the eastern town.

A large number of paramilitary cadres live in this suburb.

The assailants who attacked Mr. Maheswaran got away, Police said.

 

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