An electoral candidate was shot dead in Eastern Sri Lanka Monday in the first political killing in the run up to parliamentary polls in April, police said.
A gunman stormed a hospital in the town of Batticaloa and fired at Sinnathamby Sunderapillai who was receiving treatment for gunshot injuries suffered in an attack on Saturday, police said.rn

rnThere was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing of Sunderapillai, a member of the minority Tamil community who had sought to represent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghes party. (Source: AFP)rn