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Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today issued an open warrant to arrest Logeshwaran Manimaran who invaded the pitch at Cardiff Grounds in the United Kingdom (UK) carrying a 'Tiger' during the semifinals match on June 20, played between Sri Lanka and India in the ICC Champions trophy tournament.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya todayissued an open warrant to arrest Logeshwaran Manimaran who invaded the pitch at Cardiff Grounds in the United Kingdom (UK) carrying a ‘Tiger’ flag during the semifinals match on June 20, played between Sri Lanka and India in the ICC Champions trophy tournament.

The Magistrate issued an open warrant to arrest the suspect Logeswaran Manimaran alias Mohamed Raji, a British Citizen residing in the UK, for allegedly withdrawing cash from 10 ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) of several private banks in Sri Lanka by using fake credit cards.

He was alleged to have withdrawn money to the tune of nearly Rs. 3 million from the Hatton National Bank and the Commercial Bank.

The suspect was identified as the person who carried the ‘Tiger’ flag during the cricket match, after comparing the visuals recorded in the CCTV cameras fixed in the ATM cubicles.

After identifying the suspect the CID had questioned two other suspects, Ananda Ruban Kaladeepam and Balasubramanium Udyanan already in detained by the CID regarding the crime, who verified his identity.

They had told CID that Logeswaran Manimaran, the person who carried the ‘Tiger’ flag during the cricket match in Cardiff had come to Sri Lanka recently and executed the fraud.

CID Inspector D.A.M. Priyadarshana moved to court to issue a warrant for the suspect Logeswaran Manimaran’s arrest and have Interpol informed, as he had migrated to England and was absconding.

Magistrate Pilapitiya issued an open warrant to have the suspect arrested through Interpol and further inquiry was fixed for July 30.( TFT)

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  • Gobbaya Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:17 PM

    I am loving it Thank you Chief Magistrate.good move!.

    Gemba Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:26 PM

    Good, these morons should be taught a lesson. Sports have nothing to do with politics.

    reviewcric Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:28 PM

    Good move but Im suprised it took this long to do this

    Pasan Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:31 PM

    This guy will have to come to SL for a visit for some reason one fine day. So you can get him them.

    Chin Wednesday, 03 July 2013 03:38 PM

    He He International criminals carrying Terror flags pretend as victims and refugees to fool the world.

    Sizzler Thursday, 04 July 2013 03:53 AM

    If this guy is a British citizen, it is the British government to arrest him and punish. Of course he can be arrested for fraud.

    lkboy Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:41 AM

    So Britain is harboring criminals?

    srilankan Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:18 AM

    He will be the PA chief minister candidate for Northern Provincial Council.

    gon rala Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:24 AM

    iT seems that tiger tails have already invaded here going by they response to comments. Interesting..........

    Kusal Thursday, 04 July 2013 05:58 AM

    May be they couldn't trace it in which country this bugger is living, finally they found..so lets appreciate.

    Evolve Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:13 AM

    Looking at the number of dislikes and Likes, it seems most of the dailymirror readers are LTTE fans :O

    Gemba Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:23 AM

    We could report him to the British law enforcement authorities to check whether he broke any UK laws.

    Mancini Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:29 AM

    Looks like the tigers are already disliking UNBIASED COMMENTS...Pretty sure they will dislike this one too ! So sad

    Thammettum Thursday, 04 July 2013 06:35 AM

    Ironic isnt it? :)

    filldam Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:44 PM

    Another joke..!


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