Oct 13, 2019

Military items found from ex-LTTEer’s house

A former LTTE cadre has been arrested along with a T-56 rifle at Serunuwara area, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.
The arrest was made after an officer of the Serunuwara army camp received a tip-off in this regard.

The suspect is a 36-year-old living in Ambal Kulam in Kilinochchi.

The officers of Kilinochchi Police, who were informed of the arrest, had searched the suspect’s house only to find out more weapons and explosives. Accordingly, hand grenades, several rounds of live ammunition and other military items were seized from the location.

The suspect’s wife (23) and the sister (28) have also been taken into the custody of the police.

The suspect is to be handed over the Terrorist Investigation Division for further investigations.

Malaysian police detain 5 more over alleged links to LTTE

Malaysian police have detained five more men over alleged links to the Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist group.

Sources said the men were detained in Malacca, Penang and Selangor on Saturday (Oct 12) by the Counter-Terrorism Division (E8).

"Two suspects were arrested in Melaka, two in Penang and one in Selangor. Authorities believe they have been supporting the terror group," a source told The Star on Saturday. The suspects were detained under the Security Offences Special Measures Act (Sosma) 2012.

The police are expected to hold a special press conference on Sunday (Oct 13) to address the matter.

On Thursday, seven men, including two politicians, were detained for their involvement in supporting the LTTE.