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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 8:18
Investigations reveal that the person who shot at police in Jaffna is a former LTTE carder
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It has been revealed that the person who shot at a police sergeant while riding as part of a police escort for Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilangcheliyan, is a former non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre.

This was confirmed by a senior police officer directing the investigation.

39 year old Sivaraasaa Jayanthan joined the LTTE in 1994 at the age of 16.

Jayanthan had been previously arrested on suspicion of being connected to a homicide that had taken place in 2012.

He was subsequently released on bail.

His involment in the shooting was after having been released on bail.  

A senior police officer told our news team that 3 police squads had been deployed to bring about his arrest.

The body of the police sergeant Sarath Premachandran  killed in the shooting is currently kept at his home in Kumaarakattuwa in Chilaw.

The funeral is scheduled to take place with full police guard of honour tomorrow

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