Leading businessman shot dead in Jaffna city

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 July 2007, 22:03 GMT]
Two gunmen, riding a motorbike, shot and killed a leading businessman in Jaffna city Friday around 4:30 p.m., Police said. Tension prevailed among the business community in Jaffna peninsula following the slaying of Sellaththurai Shanmugarajah, 56, the owner of Aldi Electronics. The motive behind the killing is believed to be vengeance for his son's alleged involvement with the Tigers, sources in Jaffna said.

Mr. Shanmugarajah was slain while he was going home, towards Aathiyadi, after the day's business.

His electronic shop is located at Stanly Road in a tightly guarded area of the Sri Lanka Army.

Shanmugarajah died on the spot. His body was taken to the Jaffna Hospital morgue.


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