Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka police seeks public help to nab LTTE explosive expert
Sun, Jun 8, 2014, 07:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka police are seeking public assistance to nab a former explosive expert of the Tamil terrorist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who had escaped arrest during a search operation.

Police Media Spokesmen SSP Ajith Rohana said at a media briefing today that the during a search operation on June 04, the police arrested an individual in the possession of nearly 15 kilograms of TNT explosives in the Madhu area of Mannar.

A second suspect believed to be an explosive expert of the now defunct terrorist group had escaped during the police operation and remains at large.

The arrested suspect, Nandarasa Saundranayagam, a resident of Madhu, was handed over to the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) for interrogation and during questioning he had revealed the identity of the second suspect who escaped.

SSP Ajith Rohan identified the escaped suspect as Gunasekara Mudiyanselage Nilanka Jude Anthony also known as Cyril Nilangam Jude Anthony. He was known in the terrorist outfit by his nom de guerre "Villango".

The Police spokesman said Anthony is also in the possession of explosives.

According to SSP Rohana the suspect has knowledge of the landmines buried by the LTTE during the war in the area between Madhu and Kanagarayankulam as a protective barrier. He has dismantled buried land mines to collect the explosives and sell them to local fishermen for illegal fishing.

The Police requested the public to provide any information on Anthony leading to his arrest to the telephone number 011-2451636 or 011-2451634.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India to contest Sri Lanka court's death sentences of fishermen through legal process
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to establish a new Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to monitor fishing boats
-- [6 hours ago]
India pledges Rs.10 million as immediate relief for Sri Lanka landslide victims
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka national carrier receives first of six new A330-300 on order
-- [7 hours ago]
New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide
-- [8 hours ago]
Catholic Church of Sri Lanka rejects reports of president influencing the church to stop papal visit
-- [8 hours ago]
Madhu Road - Thiruketheeswaram sector of Sri Lanka's Northern Railway line tested
-- [9 hours ago]
Pakistan offers assistance to the Sri Lankan landslide victims
Coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance to abstain from voting for the budget
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader visits landslide affected village

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.