Sept 18, Trincomalee: A Sri Lankan court today freed a former LTTE leader for lack of evidence in a case related to a 2001 attack on a military installation in the Eastern Province.
Trincomalee High Court Judge Amal Ranarajah has ordered to release the former Eastern area LTTE leader Sivasubramaniam Varadanathan alias Paduman due to poor evidence.
The suspect, a resident of Trincomalee was accused of carrying out attacks on army camps in the East and killing soldiers between July and December, 2001.
The military arrested Paduman during the final stage of the conflict in May 2009 and he was indicted by the Attorney General under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The court heard the case for two years before Judge Ranarajah ruled that his confession is full of contradictions and released him due to lack of evidence.