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Retired SLA major arrested for assisting LTTE in past

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:10 No Comment]

A retired Major of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was arrested last week by the Terrorist Intelligence Division for allegedly assisting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) while in service and after retirement. The suspect is a Sinhalese and a resident in a suburb in Colombo. He worked in the SLA intelligence unit while in service. He served in the SLA for fifteen years, police sources said.

The suspect is held under detention order served by the Defence Ministry and being interrogated to uncover his involvement with the LTTE by allegedly supplying vital information to carry out attacks in Colombo and other places in the south, sources said.

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