LTTE suspect commits suicide
An LTTE suspect arrested along with a suicide jacket committed
suicide in Wellawatte on Sunday, police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera
The Terrorist Investigation Division arrested the LTTE suspect on
Friday in Wellawatte. The suspect was identified as S.Sambanthan, a
resident of Trincomalee. Following interrogation, Sambanthan disclosed
to the TID about another LTTE suspect M.Jeyaraj Thaninayagam, a resident
of Muttur who was temporarily living in Weligampitiya, Ja-Ela. The
latter revealed that he was an LTTE cadre hiding a suicide jacket in
“The TID accompanied LTTE suspect Thaninayagam to his hideout at
around 2.30 am on Sunday and unearthed the suicide jacket at a house in
Wellawatte. When the team was returning the suspect swallowed cyanide”,
SSP Gunasekera told the Daily News.
Thaninayagam died on admission to the Colombo National Hospital.