Vavuniya trader shot dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 April 2006, 15:07 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a shop owner at Veppankulam, 2.6 km northwest of Vavuniya Saturday at 7:55 p.m.

The victim, Mr. Satkunarajah Rajapathman, 31, owns a shop, Madumatha Kalanchiam, civilian sources said.

Local residents said he was a Tami activist and was involved in the dispute with the security forces on flag hoisting during Heroes day celebrations.

Four Sri Lanka Army soldiers were killed in a Claymore ambush at Veppankulam last Monday.


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