Senior military intelligence shot dead outside popular clothing store

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Suspected Tamil Tigers on Saturday shot dead a senior military intelligence operative working with the army in a daylight attack that shattered the holiday calm of a popular shopping district in the heart of the capital. Suspected Tamil Tigers on Saturday shot dead a senior military intelligence operative working with the army in a daylight attack that shattered the holiday calm of a popular shopping district in the heart of the capital. Yogarajan had been among the first Tamil militant youths trained in a camp run by Indian intelligence in South India at a time when India supported Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebels, a spokesman for the organization he belonged to at that time said.

According to well-informed sources, the LTTE suspected Yogarajan of being deeply involved in a suspected plot to take advantage of internecine fighting within Tiger ranks following the breakaway of the LTTE’s eastern commander Karuna in March.

Less than a week ago, the Tigers shot dead eight Karuna loyalists, including his chief lieutenant, in a safe house near Colombo.

The army has denied interfering in the LTTE’s internal fighting but the Tigers insist that elements in the military are assisting Karuna, now underground, an allegation r