Two LTTE suspects escape from Jaffna jail

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 November 2005, 12:01 GMT]
Two suspects alleged to be members of Liberation Tigers kept in remand in Jaffna jail escaped with two accomplices who entered the jail posing as spectators and threatened prison officials with hand guns at 4.30 p.m. Friday, security sources in Jaffna said. The four escaped in motorbikes along Columbuthurai Road.

Additional Police and Sri Lanka Army (SLA) were called in to strengthen security of the area surrounding Jaffna prison after the incident.

One of the men who escaped was arrested earlier at Vadamaradchy seas in a boat and the other escapee was earlier caught near Palaly in the High Security Zone (HSZ), suspected of gathering intelligence for the LTTE. Both were awaiting trials in Point Pedro and Mallakam Courts, sources said.

 

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