Colombo Fort Magistrate refused a request by ex-LTTE member Emil Kanthan’s lawyers to revoke the open warrant issued for his arrest.
The warrant was issued to arrest Kanthan alias Anton Chamil Lakshmi Kannan at any airport in Sri Lanka.
He is wanted for a fraud of Rs. 757 million from Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA). The money was allocated to build houses for tsunami victims but later transferred to fund the LTTE through Kanthan.