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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2675

Police investigate into aircraft parts found hidden inside Maheshwaran’s cargo ship bound to KKS harbor in north

By Walter Jayawardhana

Colombo, 15 Colombo, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka Harbor Police in Colombo has discovered with the help of the Sri Lanka Navy parts of an airplane hidden inside a cargo ship owned by the United National Party parliamentarian.T.Maheswaran’s explanation for the hidden aircraft parts is that the former Dansih captain was a collector of aircrafts and he would have left the aircraft parts in the ship.T.Maheswaran’s explanation for the hidden aircraft parts is that the former Dansih captain was a collector of aircrafts and he would have left the aircraft parts in the ship.

The UNP Tamil parliamentarian who is alleged to have clandestine relationship with the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for a long time since he became the sole Tamil Member of Parliament in the troubled Jaffna peninsula has reportedly bought the ship to transport goods to Jaffna from Colombo.

The police investigations will proceed to determine whether the parts of the aircraft are in anyway related to the air force the warring Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is slowly but steadily building in the North. Air craft in the hands of the LTTE have been considered an extremely dangerous element by the US as well as Indian intelligence for the security of the region and for the security of the world at large as far as terrorism is concerned since the terrorist group owns the worlds most advanced technology regarding suicide bombers.

Maheshwaran has told that he purchased the mercantile vessel from Danish owners. He told Criminal investigation Department (CID) detectives of the police to whose hands the case has been transferred now from the harbor police that he paid US Dollars 36 million dollars for the ship which was originally named “Briton”

A group of workers have noticed the parts of the airplane hidden inside the cargo bay and noticed the police about it. Later the Sri Lanka navy soldiers inspected the hidden goods and recognized them as parts of an airplane.

Maheshwaran’s explanation for the hidden aircraft parts is that the former Dansih captain was a collector of aircrafts and he would have left the aircraft parts in the ship.

The ship that could hold cargo of 2000 tonnes was brought to the Colombo harbor , January 7 purportedly to transport food to Jaffna at a time the proxy party of the LTTE was clamoring against the food shortage in Jaffna. Maheshwaran said he had boarded the ship to have a look at the aircraft parts with the police.

The ship which was berthed at the Bandaranaike quay was to leave for KKS harbor via Trincomalee, January 13 before the discovery was made. Now the ship has been taken into custody by the Sri Lanka Navy until the investigations are over.

Maheshwaran on several occasions has voted with the Tamil National Alliance, the proxy party of the LTTE. He hates the Sri Lanka Army and once said in the year 2003 the same fate of General Denzil Kobbekaduwa would come to the Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka. He was referring to the assassination of Kobbekaduwa by the Tamil Tigers. Later Tamil Tigers attempted to kill Fonseka by a suicide bomber unsuccessfully. Government’s Tamil coalition partner the EPDP said at that time that he was speaking at the behest of the LTTE.

- Asian Tribune -

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