Mumbai’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) is questioning a key member of Dawood Ibrahim gang for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to supply arms for terror activities in India. ATS has sought a fresh remand for D-Company top lieutenant Mirza Mohiddin Baig, currently under Crime Branch’s custody, to question him in connection with terror links in India. Additional Director General of Police, Rakesh Maria, confirmed to MiD DAY that Baig is being interrogated for terror links in India. He refused to give further details.
CIVILIANS in the Jaffna peninsula proceeding to the South (Colombo) are not required to receive security clearance from the Security Forces for their travel any longer on public buses, it was announced today (18th November 2009). Passengers on production of their National Identity Cards (NIC) or Sri Lankan passports, as is the practice in the rest of the island could travel on those public buses that have been provided with immediate effect.
THOUSANDS of children recruited by the LTTE have surrendered. Forcefully recruited by the terrorists, the children and survivors recount horrific tales of the LTTE’s brutalities. One of the child soldiers who surrendered, Sasi Kanakariga Pillai says; “We used to go to school, but were always in hiding. If the LTTE found out that we were at home they would catch us. They would give some training and deploy us as LTTE fighters.” LTTE forcefully recruited thousands of children like Sasi to bolster its strength.
A WAR HERO, sustained injuries in Welioya and became totally blind while engaged in operations against LTTE terrorists was donated a new house, built at a cost of Rs. 710,000.00 recently in Habaragala Ella, Gampola. This new house built using donations offered by Mr. Lasith Ranathunga and his friends at Dubai based Emirates Bank International was handed over to the War Hero, Sergeant B.M.A.C Bandara of 9th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (VIR) at the auspicious time. The Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment Seva Vanitha Unit coordinated this noble deed.