LTTE op. claims
he came to sue Govt. for destroying his ship
by Norman Palihawadana
Muttusamy Ilango alias Samy, one of the top undercover LTTE
international operatives, arrested recently in a Colombo lodge,
had confessed that he was responsible for several illegal
operations such as abducting businessmen and extorting funds for
the terrorist outfit besides running arms shipments and drug
smuggling, a police special investigation team source told
Apart from the ship that was destroyed in an attack by the
Sri Lankan armed forces, he owns a number of other ships he told
Explaining his presence in Colombo, Ilango, a Sri Lankan
domiciled in Singapore, said he met the leader of the LTTE
suicide bombing training group in Singapore and was convinced
that he should help the LTTE. He had arrived in Sri Lanka with
the intention of filing a lawsuit against the government to
claim compensation for the destruction of one of his ships.
He had also told police that he had joined the Singapore Air
Force and served as a pilot for some time.
During his current visit to the country he had travelled to
Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa and was arrested by the police at a
lodge in Colombo.
Ilango was also involved in assisting the LTTE international
fund raising campaign, gun running and several other
international rackets including defrauding foreign job seekers
and drug peddling, police investigations have revealed.