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Pillayan aide shot dead

14 May 2011 12:38

Days after the killing of a member of the Karuna faction, an unidentified gunman shot and killed a supporter of Eastern Province Chief Minister S. Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan in Batticaloa last night, police said.

They said that the 34 year-old victim, identified as M. Ilanga Kumar, who is a Bar owner in the area was shot dead at his residence in Batticaloa.

On Wednesday a coordinating officer of Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna was shot dead by an unidentified gunman at his residence in Batticaloa. He was in charge of the Puliyanthivu area in Batticaloa for the Deputy Minister.


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