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::

* Malaysian police arrest three LTTE suspects
Sun, May 25, 2014, 11:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 25, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Police have arrested three men suspected to be members of Sri Lanka's Tamil terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a top Malaysian police official has said Sunday.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were arrested in multiple raids in Petaling Jaya and Klang, Selangor, and were being held under the Immigration Act.

Malaysia's Counter Terrorism Division of the police's Special Branch has arrested the three suspects on May 15, the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama reported.

According to the police official the suspects had been in Malaysia since 2004 after entering the country illegally.

Initial investigations have found that the suspects had used Malaysia as a base to collect data and spread propaganda, while trying to revive the defunct LTTE terrorist group at the international level.

During the raids, the Malaysian Police also have seized LTTE propaganda material, media equipment and currencies from 24 countries worth RM 20,176.53 (approximately US$ 6,280), the Inspector-General said in a statement.

He said all suspects were registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and used UNHCR) cards to stay in the country and to avoid legal action by the local authorities.

Khalid said one of the suspects even possessed a working permit at a non-exist company.

The suspects are being detained under the Immigration Act to facilitate investigations.

Khalid said the police would work closely with the UNHCR Office to ensure that terrorists would not exploit and abuse the UNHCR cards to turn Malaysia as their operation base or to carry out terrorism activities, which could pose threats to Malaysia or other countries.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan asylum seekers are economic migrants, Australian Minister says
-- [31 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka a potential location for Japanese SMEs to invest - Japan's State Minister
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party leader injured in an accident
-- [2 hours ago]
British High Commissioner hopes Sri Lankans will come together respecting differences of faith
-- [2 hours ago]
U.S. Embassy concerns on media freedom in Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to host Global Rubber Conference 2014
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police seek international support to arrest drug lords
-- [9 hours ago]
Local and foreign companies line up to invest in Sri Lanka's southern port city
Sri Lankan government spends millions for lobbying to improve relations with the US - report
Sri Lanka's reconstructed Northern Railway Line to Jaffna will be opened in September

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.