CID arrests Ponnambalam suspect
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 January 2000, 15:46 GMT]
Criminal Investigation Department officials have arrested a youth in connection with the assassination of Kumar Ponnambalam, police sources said.
The youth was arrested at a house at Mattakuliya by a CID team led by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandulle Wickremasinghe, the sources said.
Sources added his father is a Muslim and mother Sinhalese.
The police said the arrest was made after officers acted on a tip off from a member of the public.
The youth fits an artist's impression of the suspect published by the police.
Kumar Ponnambalam, the leader of the All Ceylon Tamil Congress, was shot dead in Colombo on 5 January.