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Funeral of youth killed in police shooting held

The funeral of the youth shot dead by the Sri Lankan police in Vadamaradchi sector of Jaffna district took place at his home village of Thunnalai today.

Hundreds of people, including Tamil political activists, attended the funeral.

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The victim, Yogarajah Thinesh, was shot dead by the Sri Lankan police on Sunday, between Manalkadu and Vallipuram, after he failed to stop his vehicle plying with building sand.

Photos: Pathivu