By T. Farook Thajudeen
An underworld gangster who mediated in selling LTTE firearms to the underworld made a voluntary confession before the Colombo Additional Magistrate Alex Rajah today.
The suspect, Mohamed Yasar Arafath, was arrested by the CID sequel to the revealing of his involvement into the disposing of LTTE firearms to the underworld in the South.
A team of CID officers had conducted a raid on an LTTE hideout in Narakamulla in the North. The detectives had recovered certain vital documents that revealed about an alleged plot to assassinate VIPs.
Further investigations had revealed that an LTTE cadre named John Peter Wijendran had been assigned by the movement to carry out the assassinations in Colombo.
Consequently a team of CID officers headed by IP Nishantha Silva investigated on John Peter Vijendran. They arrested Vijendran while working as a driver in route No 145.
The CID had disclosed the involvements of the suspect in four murders that took place in India where the suspect holds citizenship. The suspect is a duel citizenship holder in Sri Lanka as well as in India.