The CID has informed the Court that investigations are underway to ascertain whether the suspects who were arrested while attempting to flee the country in a vessel off the coast of Galle are connected to the LTTE.
17 suspects who attempted to flee the country in a multi-day trawler were taken into custody. When the case was taken up at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday it was revealed that they had planned to emigrate to Australia illegally. The CID informed the Court that investigations are being carried out into the incident to ascertain whether they are connected to the LTTE. The Colombo Chief Magistrate Rashmi Singappuli allowed further the detention of the suspects for interrogation.