Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Minister Douglas Devananda’s consultant shot dead in Jaffna

Douglas’s consultant shot dead in Jaffna

EPDP leader Douglas Devananda’s consultant Maheshwari Velayuthan was shot dead by LTTE gunmen at Point-Pedro in Jaffna last evening.Ms. Maheshwari, 53, was visiting her mother when she was assassinated by gunmen who were clearly identified as LTTE attempting, sources close to Ms. Velayudan said.

Ms. Maheshwari had directly arrived from Colombo to see her mother who was said to be a cancer patient. Three gunmen had stormed into the house, directed several pistol gunshots at Ms. Maheswari claiming her life and fled immediately.