Tamil millionaire businessman held

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 December 1998, 22:31 GMT]
A special Sri Lankan Police investigation team has detained a Tamil multi-millionaire in Colombo who had recently bought a ship for sending supplies to Jaffna, for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers.

Vilvendirarajah, the owner of Liverpool Navigation Co.and other businesses in downtown Colombo was taken into custody by CID officers on Monday, December 21.

CID sources only said that he is being investigated with regards to his assets abroad.

Sources said that Police investigators had visited his businesses in Colpetty and Kotahena in Colombo today to hold inquiries.

They said that Vilvedirarajah had taken out an insurance police for sixty million. The millionaire businessmen is from Valvettithurai (VVT), the home town of Velupillai Prabhaharan, the leader of the Liberation Tigers.

A large number of people from this northern coastal town are in the shipping industry both in Sri Lanka and abroad as sea men and shipping magnates.

SLA and Sri Lankan intelligence say that the many of these are involved with the Tigers in running their global shipping network.

This perception has hindered many VVT businessmen with no links with the Tigers as well in carrying on with their trade in Sri Lanka.

 

Latest 15 Reports
18.04.19 21:24   Photo
Sinhala colonisation escalated in Vavuniyaa North with a multitude of players backing infrastructure
17.04.19 23:18   Photo
Journalist harassed after exposing SLN surveillance on peaceful protest in Vanni
16.04.19 22:20   Photo
Uprooted Tamils in Karanthaay enter their lands in dispute with SL authority
15.04.19 23:44   Photo
Linguistic discrimination, insensitive iconography used to establish Sinhala Buddhist hegemony
14.04.19 22:43   Photo
Colombo schemes new settler colony for intruding Sinhala fishers in Mullaiththeevu
13.04.19 08:01   Photo
Tamil youth in Batticaloa irked by SL State-backed southern company bent on ilmenite mining
12.04.19 21:01   Photo
SLA deployed Tamils as human shields in 1990, activists allege mass graves in Jaffna islet
11.04.19 23:47   Photo
Assange arrest: Declaration of war against digital civil society by bandwagoning powers
10.04.19 21:25  
Tamils discriminated in demarcation of education zones in Ampaa'rai district
09.04.19 17:20   Photo
Analyst: Transitional justice will never work, SL State institutionally genocidal
08.04.19 22:13  
Tamil Nadu politician's family continues ‘Sri Lanka’ investment, disregards criticism
07.04.19 23:39  
Employment discrimination in educational sector in East
06.04.19 22:59   Photo
Monks groom SL police on misusing UN rights intended for controlling hate speech
05.04.19 22:31   Photo
SL State appropriates lands of Tamils in Batticaloa under ‘Mahaweli’ scheme
04.04.19 23:46   Photo
Colombo's next step of genocide: urbanising and linking Mannaar-Trinco belt with South
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2544