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Three EPDP cadres shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 October 2006, 08:31 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead three cadres of Eelam People's Democratic Front (EPDP), including the group's principal organizer for the Jaffna islets, at 11:30 a.m. in the central part of Jaffna town Thursday, sources from Jaffna said. One EPDP cadre was injured in the attack. EPDP is a paramilitary group operating with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). A youth was killed and the owner of a clothing store was injured when Sri Lanka Police opened fire after the killings.

EPDP cadres were identified as K.Sutha,23, of Karampon, Kaytes, Paralasingham Satheeskumar,24, of Delft , and Rasaiah Nakenthiran,33, of Karampon, Kaytes.

Rasaiah Nakenthiran is in charge of EDPD activities in the islets off Jaffna town, sources said.

They were selling Tamil daily Thinamurasu along Power House Road, between KKS road and Kasturiar Road in Jaffna, when they were killed.

The bodies of EPDP cadres and the body of the youth killed in retaliatory fire, have been taken to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

The civilian killed in the police shooting was identified as Tharmakulasingham Nirushan,20, of Manipay road, Jaffna.

The injured civilian, A Kuganeswaran, 33, from Ramalingam Road, Thirunelvely and Kanthan have been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital and are receiving treatment for their injuries, sources said.

 

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