Interpol red notice on 96 Lankans
The Police has issued red notices for the arrest of 96 Sri Lankans through the International Police, also known as Interpol, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said yesterday.
The Police Spokesman said that of the 96 red notices issued, 40 are for LTTE suspects and 56 for Sri Lankans wanted over various other crimes.
Among those issued red notices for their arrest is Nediyavan, an LTTE member operating overseas and said to be involved in regrouping the LTTE.
“Several LTTE members are now operating from overseas and we have issued red notices for their arrest,” the Police Spokesman said.
The red notices are issued to over 190 countries once Interpol confirms the information on the wanted suspects.
Meanwhile the Police Spokesman said that over 100 suspects are in custody following their arrest by the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) since the end of the war.
“When we did not have evidence against someone, we released them. The others remain in custody as investigations continue. We are doing all this to prevent another war from taking place in Sri Lanka,” SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Since 5 March this year the TID had arrested 67 people, of which some were subsequently released. (Colombo Gazette)