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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2368

Police investigate mobile phone link in Raviraj assassination

Colombo, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com): Police investigating the murder of the TNA MP Nadarajah Raviraj have uncovered a curious mobile phone trail, leading to the Vanni. The TNA Member of Parliament who was controversially gunned down in the heart of Colombo had received several threatening telephone calls, prior to his assassination.

Police investigating this trail had found that the mobile phone trail led to several mobile telephone numbers which had a monthly bill in excess of a million rupees, but was undesignated and were not being charged to any particular person or company.

In fact the expenditure of these mobile telephone numbers is connected to an agent for the mobile phone company, who had the agency contract for the North of Sri Lanka. Mobile phone companies pay up to 15% of the customer’s bills to agents who hold the agency for particular areas. It is suspected that these large mobile telephone bills which are undesignated and not traceable to any individual or company are set off against the commissions earned by the agent.

This particular agent is also said to be a political ally of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister.

Police suspect that the mobile telephone calls threatening Raviraj MP may have originated from the Vanni and are conducting investigations to uncover the complex web of intimidation and assassination.

- Asian Tribune -

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