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TNA MP Sritharan narrowly escapes assassination in Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Monday, 7 March 2011 15:25 No Comment]

Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian from Vanni, S. Sritharan, narrowly escaped from a group of attackers who lobbed a grenade targeting his vehicle and opened fired on the vehicle Monday evening around 6:00 p.m. at Nithiyagama in Anuradhapura, fellow TNA parliamentarians told media. The parliamentarian was on his way to Colombo from Vavuniyaa when the attackers targeted his vehicle from behind at Anuradhapura.

The attackers ran away when the security guard of the parliamentarian opened fire in defense, the sources further said. The MP has complained to the Sri Lankan Police hierarchy and sought refuge at a secure place.

The assassination attempt on Mr. Sritharan comes 3 years after TNA MP for Vanni Mr. Sivanesan was assassinated in a targeted Claymore attack allegedly by Sri Lanka Army Deep Penetration Unit inside the then LTTE controlled Vanni.

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