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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 11.00 GMT
LTTE operatives arrested by Malaysia brought to Sri Lanka

 

The four former members of Sri Lanka's Tamil terrorist organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) arrested by the Malaysian police earlier this month have been brought to Sri Lanka.

Malaysia has agreed to hand over to Sri Lanka the four LTTE operatives to Sri Lankan authorities and the officials of the Terrorist Investigation Unit of the police have brought them to the country to face trials for the terrorist activities they committed.

The four suspects believed to be senior leaders in the terrorist organization now defunct in Sri Lanka but active overseas were arrested by the Malaysian Police on July 03 in a series of anti-terrorism operations.

One of the suspects was wanted for his involvement in the assassination attempt on the then Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga 1999, while another has been identified as a suicide bomb specialist, according to the police.

Among the four suspects is a former Sri Lankan military officer who had fled to Malaysia with a Muslim alias.

The Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana has said that the suspects are being interrogated at present.

 

 

 
 
   
   
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