Samurdhi officer shot dead in Akkaraipattu, Amparai

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 October 2006, 11:22 GMT]
Unknown gunmen on bicycle shot and killed a Samurdhi officer attached to Akkaraipattu Alayadivembu Regional Secretariat in Amparai District Sunday around 7.00 p.m, said Akkaraipattu police.

The Samurdhi officer, Manickam Tharmalingam 47, a father of six of Vivekandanda Road in Akkaraipattu, seriously injured in the shooting, was rushed to the Akkaripattu hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The gunmen had come to his house, called him out and shot at him.

Akaraipattu police investigating into the case said that the reason for the shooting is not known.

‘Samurdhi’ is a poverty alleviation program originally begun by the UNP regime on the advice and guidelines of the IMF and World Bank.

Poverty alleviation programs are strongly recommended by the IMF/World Bank to countries implementing the Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) as a means of cushioning the political repercussions of harsh economic reforms stipulated by the two institutions.

Akkaraipattu is 58 km south of Batticaloa.

 

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