SLN arrests five LTTE cadres in Mannar Sea, one takes cyanide

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 December 2005, 16:47 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLAN) Tuesday evening around 4.30 p.m.arrested five LTTE cadres including two women traveling in fibre glass boat in Pallimunai sea area in Mannar district. One political cadre, Miss Gunaratnam Puvaneswary alias Uthaya, (20), took cyanide and was immediately taken to Mannar hospital. She was later taken to Vavuniya hospital in critical condition, Mannar Police said.

Other LTTE cadres arrested are Arumugam Jeyanthan, 23, Kanthasamy Paheerathan, 22, Antony Sahayanathan, 18, and Sivanathagnanam Sanjini alias Mathi,18, Police said.

The SLN handed over the four LTTE cadres to Mannar Police around 5.30 p.m. They are now detained in the Mannar Police Station under heavy security and are being interrogated.

Mannar Police said LTTE cadres were in possession of hand grenades at the time of their arrest.

 

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