Tamil journalist shot dead in Sri Lanka

A Tamil journalist was found shot dead in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Friday, hours after unidentified men abducted him from a restaurant, police and colleagues said. A Tamil journalist was found shot dead in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Friday, hours after unidentified men abducted him from a restaurant, police and colleagues said. Sivaram Dharmeratnam, 46, a senior editorial board member of the pro-rebel Tamilnet.com website was abducted at around 10:30 pm (1630 GMT) Thursday by a group of unidentified men, colleagues reported.

Police said a bullet-riddled body found in the Colombo suburb of Talangama was identified as that of Dharmeratnam by his colleagues.-AFP