Police elaborate on suspected LTTE-member who was arrested after deportation

Police elaborate on suspected LTTE-member who was arrested after deportation

Written by Staff Writer

08 Apr, 2014 | 9:44 pm

The police say that they are interrogating a suspected LTTE member who was arrested following his deportation from Malaysia.

Speaking to Newsfirst, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana elaborated on the investigation.

SSP Ajith Rohana revealed following details.

“His actual name is Subramaniam Kapilan. But in the LTTE organisation he is identified as Nanda Gopan. He is a resident of Ellalai in Jaffna. He joined the LTTE in 1990. He has been identified as a person who served the LTTE for an extended period of time. He had been in charge of an LTTE media unit and it has been reported that in the final stages of the war, he had been appointed as the head of the Sri Lankan unit of the LTTE’s international media network.”

“Reports also indicate, that following the end of the war in 2009, he had travelled to Malaysia with a falsified passport. Information has also come to light at present that he visited several countries while there. Nevertheless, in 2013, he was arrested by Malaysian authorities while attempting to travel from Kuala Lumpur to the United Kingdom using a fake passport,” he noted.

He added: “A case had been filed against him and he was subsequently imprisoned. After serving his prison sentence he had been deported to Sri Lanka. He was arrested upon his arrival in Sri Lanka on the 6th of March by officers of the Terrorism Investigation Department. Through such arrests we hope to prevent another war from arising in this country. We hope to prevent any disharmony from being incited in the country. The Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim communities should live in unity in this country and there is no need for there to ever be a war in this country. That is why we conduct such investigations.”

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