Athulathmudali assassination suspect arrested

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 September 1998, 13:49 GMT]
Police sources in Anuradhapura, 206 kilometres northeast of Colombo, said that the head of the local unit of the newly formed Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) was arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of Lalith Athulathmudali, the powerful national security minister in the UNP regime.

The arrested Inspected of Police was identified as Devasundara.

Police investigators under the UNP regime at the time (1993) claimed that the Liberation Tigers had assassinated him.

However, the PA disputed this when it came to power in 1994 and launched a special investigation into the Athulathmudali assassination under a Presidential commission.

The findings of the commission pointed the finger at former President Ranasingha Premadasa and security force officials who were close to him.

The main opposition party, the UNP, has charged that the government is manipulating and politicising the Athulathmudali murder investigations to its advantage.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.09.17 09:46   Photo
Tamil children massacred by CBK's Sinhala Air Force remembered in Jaffna
22.09.17 23:32   Photo
Sinhala colonisation stepped up, genocidal system cannot be transformed through ‘consensus’
21.09.17 22:14   Photo
Champoor Tamils’ security, livelihood threatened by US military partnership with genocidal Sri Lanka
20.09.17 23:37   Photo
Sathasivam papers on Sumerian-Tamil connections see the light of day
19.09.17 22:53  
Tamil village in Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa border Sinhalicized by Mahaweli authority, Survey Dept
18.09.17 18:18   Photo
Uprooted people find houses destroyed by SL Navy in Ira'nai-theevu after 2008
17.09.17 22:07  
Muslims oppose Colombo's ‘Sinhala-only’ policy in public administration of Ampaa'rai
16.09.17 23:49  
Families of enforced disappeared want answers, no deceptive bills to genocidal system
15.09.17 23:30   Photo
30th remembrance of Lt Col Thileepan strengthens resolve among Eezham Tamils
14.09.17 22:52   Photo
Sirisena’s Mahaweli ministry twists old records to Sinhalicize Paduvaankarai
13.09.17 16:39  
EPRLF opposes 20A to SL Constitution, ITAK duo wrongs again says Premachandran
12.09.17 23:17   Photo
Alienate lands to Sinhala colonists or face transfer: SL Governor warns Tamil DS in Vanni
11.09.17 12:10  
Risking legal action, Hakeem wants to transfer lands to Hizbulla’s colony in Batticaloa
10.09.17 23:24   Photo
Uprooted fishermen vow to continue their fight for Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
09.09.17 23:29  
Mano Ganesan’s NGO Secretariat restricts freedom of organisation in Batticaloa
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2005