Tamil trader shot dead in Kanthalaai

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 August 2007, 12:09 GMT]
A Tamil trader was shot dead by unidentified men at Kanthalaai, located about 39 km off Trincomalee town along Trincomalee Kandy highway on Wednesday night around 8.30 p.m. inside his shop. The armed men entered his shop located along Janatha Mawatte, dragged him out and fired at him. The attackers then drove off in a white colored van.

The victim has been identified as Nadarajah Sukumar, 34, father of two children and a native of Killinochchi.

He contested the Kanthalaai Urban Council election on the main opposition United National Party (UNP) ticket last year.


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