Batticaloa youth arrested for possession of firearms
[TamilNet, Monday, 24 May 2004, 13:51 GMT]
Mr. Theivanayagam Sutharsan of Mamangam in Batticaloa was arrested by Sri Lanka police and produced before the Magistrate, Mr. A.H.M. Ajmeer, on Monday, for illegal possession of firearms. The Magistrate remanded the youth till June 7, sources in Batticaloa said.
The police said that on receipt of information, the youth was arrested and investigated, and during the investigations it came to light that he had a T-56 rifle and ammunition hidden at home.
A father of two children, the youth is said to be a former member of a Tamil paramilitary group.