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LTTE Commander Sornam's brother killed in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 August 2006, 07:20 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen Sunday morning shot and killed Joseph Vasthiampillai Sebarajah, the brother of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Special Commander Col. Sornam in Trincomalee. Mr. Vasthiampillai, also known as Arul, aged about 40, is the eldest brother of Col. Sornam, was a trader, running a video centre and a bookshop in Trincomalee town. The killing took place around 11:00 a.m. in the Grand Bazaar area in Trincomalee town Sunday.

Assailants who came in a motorbike called out the trader from the shop and shot him in his head, police sources said.

Mr. Vashiampillai was running a video centre along Court Road in Trincomalee.

Trincomalee Police rushed to the scene and began inquiries.

 

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