Muslim van driver shot dead in Kalmunai

[TamilNet, Monday, 30 May 2005, 12:21 GMT]
Mr. Mohammed Fowzan (31), a Muslim van driver from Ibbagamuva, Kurunagalle, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Veeramuanai close to Kattumedu junction in the early hours of Monday. Mr. Fowzan is the driver of Free Media Movement (FMM) Spokesperson Sunanda Deshapriya, sources in Colombo said. A friend of Mr. Fowzan, Mr. Mohammed Nazar (32) who was a passenger in the front seat, was admitted to the Sammanthurai hospital with two gunshot wounds, hospital sources said.

Van driver killed in Veeramunai

Reason for the murder is not known.

Mr Fowzan was driving towards Addalaichenai campus of the South Eastern University to meet his relatives in a newly hired van when the incident happened, sources added.

The van crashed into a bus stop after the driver was critically injured, according to the injured passenger.

Sammanthurai Police chief Inspector Mr. Seran Perera is conducting investigations into the murder.

Veeramunai, a village in Amparai, is located about 35 km south of Batticaloa.

Van driver killed in Veeramunai
Van driver killed in Veeramunai


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