6/08/2014

A former cadre of Tamil Tigers wanted for making a living with explosives buried during war time

Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that police is on the look out for a former cadre of the defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) under suspicion of possessing explosives.

Police released photos of the wanted man who has been identified as Gunasekara Mudiyanselage Nilanka Jude Antony a.k.a. Cyril Nilangam Jude Antony who used the pseudonym ‘Villango’ in the LTTE.

This person who is believed an explosive expert of the LTTE is believed to have knowledge on the places the LTTE had buried its explosives.

Police media spokesman said that a police team had arrested a person on June 04 in Madu area ho was possessing around 15 kilograms of explosives. He has revealed about Villango the wanted suspect.

They have reportedly unearthed the explosives buried by LTTE and sold them to the fishermen to use illegally in fishing.

The youth in northern Sri Lanka find it difficult to find employment, as Jathika Hela Urumaya MP Athuraliye Rathana Thero said in a newspaper interview with Ceylon Today compared to southern parts of the country.

Villango can be subjected to summary killing or being shot dead when he attempted to attack police during a search operation for hidden explosives, as it normally happens in Sri Lanka.  

Interestingly, the suspect has a Sinhala name.

Police Terrorist Investigation Department conducts further investigations.

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