Another killing by unknown gunmen in Batticaloa of Sri Lanka

May 14, Batticaloa: Within days after a coordinator of Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman was shot dead in Batticaloa, police reported another killing of same style from Eruwil, Kalawanchukudi in Batticaloa.

The deceased was identified as M. Ilanga Kumar, 34, an owner of a liquor shop.

He is known as an aide to the Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan.

The killing took place in front of the victim’s house last night. The assailants fled in a motorcycle, the police said.

The coordinating officer of Minister Muralitharan, Rasamanikkam Madialagan, 38, of Puliyanthivu area, was fatally shot inside his residence by unidentified gunmen last Wednesday.

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