Friday, December 16, 2005

Karuna Group member shot dead by rival EPDP armed gang

A member of the Karuna Group (armed gang that operates under the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence) has been shot dead by members of the rival EPDP armed gang, reports from the Welikanda area said.

The murder had taken place in SLA controlled areas close to the Batticaloa border on Friday morning.

The incident is believed to have been carried out in revenge for the killing of an EPDP member in Trincomalee earlier in the week, allegedly by a Karuna Group member.

Tit-for-tat violence between the two armed gangs continues as they fight it out to be the most prominent armed gang under SLA strings.

The SLA however, continues to blame the LTTE for the killings, as it is making  desperate attempts to patch up the differences between the two armed gangs.

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