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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Kadirgamar shot dead by LTTE sniper: .....

[b]Kadirgamar shot dead by LTTE sniper: Norway responsible for turning a blind eye to LTTE violations of Ceasefire Agreement[/b]

By the Editor, Asian Tribune

Asian Tribune is sad to announce the death of Sri Lanka’s foreign Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar (73) around 12. 15 Police reports said that a sniper had taken aim and shot him twice – one in the head and the other in the chest -- from a Tamil house in the neighborhood. He was returning to his residence at Longden Place, Colombo around 10.30 p.m. after his regular swim when the bullets hit him. Police also found a tripod and spent bullets at the spot where the sniper had fired. He was rushed to the National Hospital where he died shortly after.

Three days earlier Police had arrested two Tamil Tigers armed with videos filming the residence of Kadirgamar who was one of most heavily guarded Minister’s of President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s government. He had always maintained that he was high on the list of LTTE’s marked men.

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