Friday, August 12, 2005
Kadirgamar was hit by snipers near his heavily-guarded home
The murder was being blamed by a senior police officer on the separatist Tamil Tigers, who have been observing a ceasefire since 2002.
But the ceasefire has been under recent growing strain, amid rebel claims that the government was continuing to conduct a covert war against them.
Mr Kadirgamar, 73, was shot near his heavily-guarded home on Friday evening.