An anti-LTTE organization, identifying itself as the People`s Liberation Front, killed three Tamil civilians, for collecting taxes for the LTTE, in Vavuniya on Monday.
The three had been hacked do death and left near the Bandarikulam Hindu kovil.
A large banner was hung over their bodies saying that those who collect taxes for the LTTE, in Vavuniya, would be killed in the same manner.
Residents in the area had come across the bodies yesterday morning and notified police through the Grama Sevaka of the area, police sources said.
The identities of the victims had not been established, police said.
Vavuniya police is conducting further investigations.