Police allege Kuveni shooting suspect from paramilitary
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 01 March 2005, 16:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka Police said Tuesday evening they took into custody a suspect who had allegedly shot Ms. Kuveni and her two colleagues near Akkaraipattu Monday evening. Police sources in Kalmunai, 40 kilometres south of Batticaloa, told TamilNet that the man was identified as 'Pratheepan', a member of a paramilitary working with the Sri Lanka army. He was arrested by the Special Task Force Tuesday afternoon at the Carmel Fatima College Tsunami refugee camp in Kalmunai town, Police said.
STF then handed him over to Kalmunai Police.
According to initial investigations, the man is from Kallar, a coastal village 35 kilometres south of Batticaloa.