2ND LEAD (Correction)

Newspaper distributor killed in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 September 2005, 08:06 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen shot and killed Mr. Yogakumar Krishnapillai the distributor of the Batticaloa-Eelanatham newspaper. The killing took place in the heart of Batticaloa town on Central Road in front of HNB Bank, a high security area of Sri Lanka Army, Friday morning around 7:30 a.m. Batticaloa Eelanatham, the only newspaper in Batticaloa, is printed in the LTTE held Kokkadichholai. On 10 September, Sri Lankan Special Task Force soldiers blocked the sales of the Eelanatham paper in SLA controlled areas of Batticaloa and Amparai districts.

Mr. Krishnapillai, a 38-years-old father of 3 children, was riding in a motorbike distributing paper to the shops in the town Friday morning when he was shot and killed.

The body was handed over to the mortuary in Batticaloa Hospital by Police.

On 29 June 2005, Mr Arasakumar Kannamuthu, the Amparai distributor of Batticaloa Eelanatham was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.

Eelanatham Batticaloa edition is the only newspaper published in LTTE held area in Batticaloa Amparai.


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