Gunman who killed Maheswaran had LTTE connections – Police

The gunman who killed UNP MP T. Maheswaran had LTTE connections, the police charged yesterday.

SSP Anura Senanayake told Thursday’s Cabinet press briefing in Colombo that preliminary investigations conducted by the CCD had revealed the suspect’s "LTTE connections."

"We will question the suspect further no sooner he recovers from the injuries sustained. He is presently being treated at the National Hospital."

The suspect lived in Jaffna in 1995 and some information about him has been obtained, he said. "We are also informed that that the suspects parents had moved to Killinochchi in 1987 and had been involved in administrative work for the LTTE."

Over the last ten months the suspect lived in a house in Wattala and 25 rounds of live amunition were recovered from the roof of the toilet. The house belonged to a women called Marina, he added.

Senanayake, denied reports of the suspect being a former bodyguard of EPDP leader Douglas Devananda.


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