GS shot dead in Thonadamanaru

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 January 2007, 09:02 GMT]
A 'Grama Sevaka' (village level administration officer) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his office located in front of the historic Sellasannithi Murugan Temple in Thonadamanaru, around 4:30 p.m., Friday, police said. Four village level officers have been shot dead in Jaffna during the past 6 months.

The victim was identified as Vellaiyan Premachandran, 46. His body was lying inside the office for more than 15 hours until Saturday morning.

Villagers said the GS was killed by two men who had come to his office in a motorbike.

His body was brougt to Thonadamanaru hospital, Saturday morning, medical sources said.

Thonadamanaru is about 30 km. northeast of Jaffna town, in the Vadamaradchi sector of the Jaffna peninsula.


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