Two dead in shooting at 
JVP meeting

Two persons were shot dead and another critically wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Marxist party meeting on Friday in Hambantota.

By Qadijah Irshad

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Published: Sun 17 Jun 2012, 1:31 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:44 AM

A group of eight gunmen on four motorbikes stormed the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) meeting at around 6.30pm, and opened fire with T56 rifles, according to eye witnesses.

A 55-year-woman and a 17 year-old boy were killed and another critically wounded.

Unconfirmed reports say that at least 12 others had been wounded during the shooting.

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