Tamil MP killed in Sri Lankan mine blast

March 6th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by admin  


Colombo, March 6 (IANS) K. Sivanesan, a Tamil member of the Sri Lankan parliament, was killed Thursday in a claymore mine blast in a Tamil Tiger controlled area in north Sri Lanka. Sivanesan, 51, a member of the pro-Tamil Tiger Tamil National Alliance (TNA), was going back home in Wanni from Colombo after a parliament session when a mine at Kanakarayankulam blasted his vehicle. The blast occurred at about 1 p.m., TNA sources said.

The driver of his vehicle was also killed.

The TNA has 22 members in the 225-member Sri Lankan parliament. Sivanesan was a nominated member of parliament.

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