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Tamil father of two gunned down on Boxing Day

A Tamil man was shot dead in Mannar on Thursday night by unidentified gunmen.

The man has been identified as 41-year-old Maari Tharmarasa, a labourer and father of two children.

Tharmarasa was found gunned down in a street in front of his home at approximately 9.p.m. local time, in Uyilankulam, Mannar.

Sri Lankan police were called to the crime scene, who attended alongside Mannar District Magistrate E. Kayas Peldano. Tharmarasa’s body has since been moved to the Mannar Hospital for subsequent investigations, with initial examinations suggesting a locally manufactured weapon may have been used.

The murder comes just days after a Tamil man who had been reported as missing by his family in Mannar earlier this month, was subsequently found dead.

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