Tamil businessman shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 February 2008, 16:17 GMT]
Two unknown men riding in a motorbike shot and killed a Tamil businessman, Pulendran Weerasubramaniam, in front of St. Lucias Church in Kotahena Police area Firday around 7:00 p.m. The businessman who hails from Pungkudutheevu in Jaffna was a friend of late Maheswaran MP who was assassinated inside Ponnampala Va'neasvarar temple while attending New Year eve prayers. Mr. Pulendran was shot dead while riding in a car. His wife, Umadevi was wounded and rushed to Colombo National hospital, Police said.

Mr. Pulendran Veerasubramaniam is the owner of Veeramailan Wedding Hall where Civil Monitoring Commission (CMC) on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances, led by Western Province Peoples Front parliamentarian Mano Ganesan, organized a conference.


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