Saturday, December 24, 2005

TNA MP shot dead during Christmas Mass

Mr. Joseph Pararajasingham, a senior Tamil politician and the Batticaloa district Member of Parliament (MP) of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) was shot and killed by gunmen of the Sri Lanka Intelligence Service at St. Mary's co-cathedral church in Batticaloa town while attending Christmas prayers early morning at 12:15 a.m Sunday.

The MPs wife, Mrs. Sugunam Pararajasingham, seriously wounded in the gunfire, was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital in critical condition. Seven more persons were injured in the gunfire, civilian sources said.


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