TMVP mastermind of Rs. 175 mn bank robbery arrested
A senior cadre of Eastern Province Chief Minister S. Chandrakanthan’s party TMVP was arrested yesterday by the CID at Wennappuwa for masterminding the robbery of Rs. 160 million cash and Rs 15 million in jewellery from the People’s Bank branch at Puttur two weeks ago.
The police said a person who resembled a leading politician in the Eastern Province had been seen riding a motorcycle towards the house of the suspect in Batticaloa a few minutes before the place was raided yesterday, but the mysterious rider had disappeared before the police could intercept him.
Five men had arrived in a white van and staged the robbery. None of the robbers have so far been arrested. In addition to those five, investigators are on the trail of five others in connection with the heist.
Security sources told The Island last night that two former factions of the LTTE were committing illegal activities in the East.
They had between them nearly 15,000 cadres and though the government had offered them two amnesties to surrender their arms only about 80 weapons had been handed over by one faction, while the other had retained their arms, the police said.
Sources said that the government had been alerted to a grave security threat posed by those two factions as well as another extremist group with a membership of about 300 to 400 persons, but most of their weapons had been surrendered.
The army has now offered a fresh amnesty to surrender all illegal arms in the province by July 31 as there are hundreds of automatic weapons in the possession of various criminal elements there.
Last year another bank was robbed at Kalawanchikudi, but so far only one suspect has been arrested.
Courtesy: The Island
The writing is on the wall.
Pillayan is robbing banks to finance LTTE 2 version, led by him, for eelam autonomous state for the extremist Tamils in SL. He will be aided underhand by diaspora Tamils/LTTE and the imperial West for their vested interests. He will now run to the President with demands to release the criminals behind the robbery who were acting on his orders.
Isn’t it time the Hon President realise Pillayan for who he is, and kill this vicious snake soon before it begets more vicious snakes?
At last Mr Nicholas, your eys are open.
They are all snakes Mr Nicholas, vicious snakes.
Now Mr Nicholas, do you appreciate where I am coming from?
The Kalla T’s Mr Nicholas, all of them, the vicious snakes who have been basking in our genorosity for the past 60 years, should be sent off to where they came from, to Big Mama Land, Mr Nicholas.
Im confused, but did you say the tamils in sri lanka are all snakes or the tamil tigers?
dont forget we all share the same root. we look the same but different language. A tamil speaking sinhala would easily be confused as a sinhalese.
Dear Nathan Van peursen,
Every Tamil in Sri Lanka is a snake. They are all waiting for the birth of their nation so that they build an army and takeover southern Sri Lanka.
Nathan, the so-called diaspora Tamils all had their education free of charge in SL Universities and Institutions.
They went overseas seeking “security” and collected the white man’s money and funded the terrorists for 30 years. Their leader, (the innovative 5kg TNT Bra Designer) found joy in killing innocent Sinhala villagers with the money sent by the so-called Diaspora Tamil Intellectuals.
I do not trust any of them. Hon Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Eastern CM Pillayan, Hon Devananda, KP all of them, waiting for a chance to revive the LTT.
The snakes they are, Nathan, vicious snakes.
See what they did in the LG polls? They voted for their evil leaders in ITAK/TNA when there were many democratic alternative parties who are keen on reconcilliation/develution.
The snakes voted for the Sumanthiran/Sambanthan evil axis which is attempting to form an evil triangle with Big Mama.