Friday, November 10, 2006

TNA parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj shot dead- Colombo

Tamil National Alliance Parliament Member Mr.Nadarajah Raviraj has been shot dead by an unidentified group of gunmen this morning.

Mr. Raviraj who suffered critical injuries in the incident was immediately rushed to the General Hospital Colombo. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

According to the information Mr. Raviraj and his bodyguard came under fire whilst traveling on a vehicle along the Matha road in Borella around 8.00a.m.

The police sources said that two assassins had arrived the scene in a three-wheeler and shot at the vehicle carrying Mr. Raviraj. Following the attack, the assassins have fled the scene on a motor bike leaving behind the murder weapon and a load of ammunitions.

The bodyguard of the MP has also been killed in the incident.

The former Parliamentarian Mr Nadarajah Raviraj was born at Thendamarachcchi in Jaffna in 25th June 1962 and he was an Attorney-at-Low by profession.

He displayed a passion for politics from his young age and he was elected to the Jaffna Municipal Council in 1997 under the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF). He has served in Jaffna Municipal Council as the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor in past.

He entered to the Parliament as a Tamil National Alliance (TNA) member in 2001 for the first time and he was able to secure his seat in the 2004 general election as well.

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