Suspected paramilitary cadre remanded in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 August 2004, 12:37 GMT]
Batticaloa magistrate Friday remanded Mr. Subramaniam Yoganathan, believed to be a paramilitary cadre operating with the Sri Lanka army intelligence, for loitering in a suburb of the eastern town with a hand grenade. A Police patrol arrested Mr. Yoganathan Thursday evening in Puthur, a high security zone suburb of Batticaloa. He is the brother of ‘Nithi’, an LTTE defector who became a senior military intelligence operative in the east, according to Police. ‘Nithi’ was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Batticaloa town three years ago.

Paramilitary sources in Batticaloa said that Yoganathan was involved with his brother in paramilitary operations in the east.

Investigations are continuing under Batticaloa Crime Branch Inspector Mr. Somasiri, Police said.

 

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