Karuna associate remanded in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 July 2004, 02:17 GMT]
Sri Lanka army in Batticaloa Friday arrested a youth who identified himself as an associate of renegade LTTE commander 'Karuna'. The SLA, which found a 9 mm pistol in the youth's possession, handed him over to the Eravur Police. Batticaloa magistrate remanded him until 13 August later on Friday.

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The youth was identified as Mr. Gunasekeram Supendran, 20, of Palacholai, Vantharumoolai, 18 kilometres north of Batticaloa.

The SLA arrested him when he attempted to pass through a military check post at the Uppodai entry point to the LTTE held hinterland of the eastern district.

Uppodai is about 20 kilometres northwest of Batticaloa, near Vantharumoolai.

 

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