‘Awa’ gang leader, 5 others arrested in Colombo, Jaffna

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The North-based ‘Awa’ group leader and five other members were arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in Colombo and Jaffna.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said gang leader Sathayavel Nathan alias Nisha Victor, Raj Kumar Jey Kumar alias Vinod, Kulendran Manojith alias Manoj and Shiwa Suddhaniam Pool were arrested in Fort and Mattakuliya on Sunday night while two other members, Sri Kanthan Kukadas and Arjunam Prasanna were arrested in Jaffna

He said Nathan was the main suspect in the assault on the two police constables in Kopay.

SP Gunasekara said the police had also recovered two swords which were in their possession. Those arrested were found to be residents of Jaffna, Kokuvil and Inuvil.

He said the TID was conducting further investigations under the direction of the IGP Pujith Jayasundara. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • ceylon Monday, 07 August 2017 07:21 PM

    salute for the good job frm police.police has excellent invesitigators.stupid government never use their talents.also arrest 80 plus other crime gangs too. via DM Android App

    Jaya Monday, 07 August 2017 09:10 PM

    M..mmm.... Cops are under pressure and doing the job now that should have been done long back. Dr Rajitha Senaratna said clearly who were sponsoring them.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 07 August 2017 08:32 PM

    After the Hitler era there a new movement was started in Germany called the Neo Nazis. It last a few years. Are we seeing a Neo LTTE formation ??

    JAN Monday, 07 August 2017 08:38 PM

    Superior Job our Professional police force Well done via DM Android App

    Gemba Monday, 07 August 2017 09:02 PM

    Once convicted throw them into the Elam river of blood.

    Jacoob Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:35 AM

    You mean in Nanthi Kadal. Watch out mate , this may constitute an evidence in war crime tribunal !!

    r86 Monday, 07 August 2017 09:09 PM

    has Gota been arrested as Rajitha said. .. via DM Android App

    cheers Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:29 AM

    shoot them so no more prabahakarans will appear

    Nimal Tuesday, 08 August 2017 07:35 AM

    Take them to show where the weapons are hidden...

    Jaffna Thamilan Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:40 AM

    Awa Group (Criminals and rapists) is not LTTE, its a group formed by Gota to destroy Tamil culture in Jaffna....Thanks to the new government !!!

    Smart Aleck Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:59 AM

    BBC Channel 4 get ready with your cooked up stories because Awa might end up Giya.

    johan Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:06 AM

    Do not worry GR and WR and will try to release them


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