Investigations are underway to ascertain if the three suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a member of the EPDP in Kuchchaveli, were former members of the LTTE.
“We are yet to establish any connection of the suspects with the LTTE, we have not ruled out that possibility. The investigations are still underway” Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
Meanwhile, the three suspects were handed over to the Terrorist Investigations Department for further investigations last evening.
On the 18th of March a senior member of the EPDP was killed after his throat was slit at Periyakulam in the Kuchchaveli area, the Police said. The police found a note with the word ‘LTTE’ placed near the body. Initially the Police believed this note was used to divert investigations. The victim was identified as Ragu Nadanalias Muttu, a resident of Muttu.
Reports said that the victim was with the EPDP for last 15 to 20 years as an active member and was in hiding during that period due to threats by the LTTE. He had also reportedly acted as a military informant.(A.A &H.F)