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In the wake of the prison bus attack that killed seven persons, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday that there were reports of weapons concealed by the LTTE being sold to criminal elements and political groups at will.

He said thousands of LTTE cadres, who had escaped being rehabilitated were selling the weapons they had hidden during the last stages of the war to the highest bidder. “Not only are these weapons being sold to underworld criminals but we understand they are falling into the hands of politically motivated groups as well.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Andrew Pitugala Monday, 06 March 2017 09:38 AM

    Same page there is a report on Army deserters. There are more weapons that Army deserters removed and are still using in illegal activities.

    Underworld eliminating without the support of our politician Monday, 06 March 2017 10:01 AM

    If you can defeat ltte, the underworld is nothing for the government. Please follow Singapore secret society act or model to eliminate these urchins.

    DillonDP Monday, 06 March 2017 10:12 AM

    well champika,,,u know alot to make nonsense

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 06 March 2017 10:40 AM

    Sri Lankan politicos are blatant liars. With the number of soldiers in the north virtually numbering more than the population, this fellow wants to cover up the deals being done by the soldiers in the north selling arms to southern thugs.

    R. Thomas Monday, 06 March 2017 10:50 AM

    This is not nonsense but reality. Patali knows what he is talking unlike some on the JO who is shouting for their meal ticket.

    Haramanis Monday, 06 March 2017 10:56 AM

    More hot air from Champika. Solution is to send everybody to Angoda for electric shock treatment!!!

    AIA Monday, 06 March 2017 12:07 PM

    This is a very serious revelation. What is the nexus between the LTTE remnants and the underworld leaders. Are our security institutions sleeping while these activities are taking place. From the information circulating there is obviously a major security dent in the country right now

    Jasintha Monday, 06 March 2017 12:53 PM

    Hope the Na tree planted at Independent Square during launching mega city project is growing good same as garbage dump in Ja-Ela. Please explain what is the source of such important information or is it an inference.


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