Shooting of LRC director a result of a contract: Police

24 February 2017 12:42 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police suspect that the alleged shooting of Wimalaraj Nesan, the Director of Land Reform Commission in Batticaloa, had been a contract put out by a party involved in the unauthorized alienation of government lands in the Eravur area.

Police had deployed two separate teams to conduct further investigations.

Police sources further indicate that 428 acres of land belonging to the National Land Commission, located in the Punnakuda area in Eravur, Batticaloa had been illegally acquired by politicians and several wealthy persons and that Wimalaraj had obstructed this move.

Police believe that those who had been affected by Wimalraj’s action had conspired to kill him.

Wimalaraj was shot at on Wednesday night and suffered injuries to his hand and stomach area. He was taken to the Kalawanchikudy Hospital but was later transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital for further treatment.

Hospital sources revealed that Mr. Nesan had sustained only minor injuries. (Siraj Hassim)

  Comments - 4

  • ceylon Friday, 24 February 2017 02:01 PM

    govern.ent servants also cant do their work now.criminals run the rules now.better to abolish the presidency and president both. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 24 February 2017 02:25 PM

    So Wimalaraj was a true patriot and worked against illegality. It is not rocket technology to announce this was a contract killing, this is obvious. However, if the killers including powerful behind the scene handlers are not caught and punished, but allowed to escape on the basis of power, race and authority.... then SL surely is heading towards banana republic if it already hasn't.

    upali Friday, 24 February 2017 02:36 PM

    Now more than ever governmental official can not carry out their duties.

    Ajja Friday, 24 February 2017 05:25 PM

    A true,honest Government servant in Srilanka and.very rare to find nowadays.It is the duty of the country leaders to appreciate and protect this type of good people.

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