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Plot to assassinate Sumanthiran: 4 ex-LTTE cadres remanded

28 January 2017 09:06 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A plot to assassinate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran by exploding a claymore mine while he was travelling along the Soranpatru-Thaalayadi Road in the Jaffna peninsula was uncovered by the Police Terrorism Investigation Department (TID).

The four former LTTE cadres arrested in this connection and produced before the Kilinochchi District Judge A.A. Anandarajan on January 20 were remanded at the Anuradhapura prisons.

It is suspected that the assassination plot was backed by the overseas LTTE faction headed by the Norway-based Perinbanayagam Sivaparan alias Nediyavan.

It is reported that two plots hatched to kill Sumanthiran on the Soranpatru-Thaalayady road on December 12, 2016 and January 13, 2017 did not succeed due to "accidental" reasons.

An enhanced security arrangement has been provided to Mr. Sumanthiran following a meeting by the National Security Council. Both President Sirisena and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe have expressed grave concern at the perceived threat to the TNA MP's life. (D.B.S. Jeyaraj)

  Comments - 18

  • Ganesh Sunday, 29 January 2017 07:49 PM

    There are people who do not believe in Mathri -Ranil government that they are not strong enough to find solution for Tamils who fought in noneviolent and violent ways , so resort to where even if they die all but DM published some nonsense views but refuse to publish real feeling of people being biased

    kk Sunday, 29 January 2017 08:57 PM

    earlier worked for to yahapa. .. what happened to the arrested AVVA ...ALL THESE ARE TO WASH OUR BRIAN.. via DM Android App

    Avisenna Sunday, 29 January 2017 09:45 PM

    Worrying indeed. Are they now back from London & India . I via DM Android App

    Sheri Sunday, 29 January 2017 10:51 PM

    They cannot get on with their own kind - shows the calibre!

    ra Sunday, 29 January 2017 10:52 PM

    Many Tamils were killed in thousands so called the army according to UN. No one has been punished because they were Tamils. Instead war criminals are being protected as a war heroes.

    TO TJ Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:38 PM

    See the comments by TJ... LTTE was a freedom party.. they dont assasinate people.. let along their own people.. its all bullshit.. we should let them handle their own issues (i.e. let them kill each other)

    Abimanasingham Sitthawathhai Uthayakumar Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:52 PM

    Yeas. Well planed multi - pronged propaganda!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 30 January 2017 10:01 AM

    Very difficult to believe when the corrupt Police of SL is involved. Similar to AAVA, this may be another State sponsored activity for various purposes, including the elimination of Tamil Politicians in the name of LTTE. Sri Lanka State is notorious for state sponsored acts of criminality and terrorism on her own citizens and excellent methods of cover up.

    predictor Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:02 AM

    What via DM Android App

    YAMAYA Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:37 AM

    Miracles from YAHAPALANA

    mm Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:39 AM

    WHAT the rise of the tiger via DM iOS App

    help Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:43 AM

    ITS A GRAVE CONCERN TO US ALL so they are planning and Plotting and active again via DM iOS App

    shenanigan Monday, 30 January 2017 01:23 PM

    wait and see, at the end of the day this one also goes to MR's account.

    Msnel Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:20 AM

    I thought MR finished the LTTE.

    Gayan Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:32 AM

    So LTTE is back again. Thanks yahapalane.

    Nimali Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:45 AM

    The relaxed approach of this Govt. will be the downfall of SL.

    TJ Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:52 AM

    This is the usual drama staged by the TID to bring Nediyavan to Sri Lanka. Posing a Tamil leader as a potential victim of LTTE can be a strong case for deportation.

    johan Saturday, 28 January 2017 12:12 PM

    Contract killers - What can Yahapalane do.

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