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Navy arrests LTTE activists

Jun 9, 2010 5:14:22 AM - itnnews.lk

24 LTTE activists who were sailing towards Australia have been arrested.

The Sri Lankan Navy seized vessel in the sea off the Southern coast. The CID has informed the Magistrate’s Court that the Attorney General had advised to institute legal action against them. The group had been sailing in a multi-day trawler from Matara to Australia.

Investigations revealed that they had links with the LTTE outfit. Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Champa Janaki Rajaratna ordered the suspects already in custody to be produced in Courts on the 8th of next month to hand over charge sheets.