Bodies of three Karuna group loyalists were found, in a jungle near Kumburuwella in Kiran, by the Valachchenai police yesterday.
They were identified as Myuran (27) of Sevanapitiya of Mutugala, Navasinghama Puhanesawaran (24) and Weerasingham Sinduran (25) of Kiran. Two of them were employers of an insurance company while the other was a student of the Jaffna University, police said.
Preliminary police investigations revealed that they had left Puhaneswaran`s house with two others around 7 pm on Sunday (31).
Police sources suspect that the killing of three Karuna group loyalists was retaliation to the Karuna Group`s Saturday attack on the LTTE`s Vanni Faction camp at Thoppigala.