Suspected Karuna faction gunmen shot and killed a top Wanni LTTE intelligence wing cadre identified as Tambunathan Sudeekaran at Batticaloa, on Monday (14) night sending fresh shock waves through the Wanni, LTTE intelligence sources said yesterday.
The Wanni LTTE cadre, who was travelling on a motor cycle had been followed by his assailants at Kommathurai near Batticaloa before he was shot, sources said.
Sources also said that Thambunathan was accompanied by another LTTE Wanni cadre but his whereabouts or what happened to him was not known up to yesterday.
The Wanni LTTE leadership has sent in more of their pistol gang to the east following the killing of Eastern Province political leader Kaushalyan. They have been ordered to taget Karuna?s supporters, sources said.
Meanwhile, it was reported from Mannar and Jaffna that hartals were being organized by the LTTE even yesterday (15) in the Mannar, Jaffna and Nallur areas to protest against the killing of Kaushalyan sources said.