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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

Tamil Nadu deports four suspected Tamils back to Sri Lanka

Chennai, 01 August, ( Four Sri Lankan Tamils said to be from the east of Sri Lanka were arrested and deported to Colombo by the Q Branch police from Tamil Nadu, India on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Police report, Kajenthiran Subramaniam, Kajan Sri Shanmuhathevan, Sivatharan Sivarasa, Thamaraimanalan Thillai Nayakam arrived from Sri Lanka on a three months tourist visa. They were arrested on 29 July in Chennai and were deported in a Colombo bound flight yesterday afternoon from Chennai

It is learnt that on suspicion of the activities of this Sri Lankan Group, Q branch Police tapped the telephone conversation of these Sri Lankans group supposed to be one, whom later revealed by them as their contact presently living in Colombo.

When they were arrested, they disclosed that they have been sent by ‘a leader belonging to another Tamil Group’ to recruit young men living in the Sri Lankan refugee camps in the Tamil Nadu. Police did not disclose the details of the said ‘leader.’

Kajenthiran Subramaniam who acted as the leader of the Group, said to be from Trincomalee, revealed during the interrogation that he has undergone aviation training in Russia. Police were bewildered of a cadre trained in flying aviations in the other Tamil Group. It is learnt Tamil Nadu Police suspects that he must be from the Tamil Tigers but for some reason was hiding his true identity,

When Tamil Nadu Police confronted him with the taped conversation they had with their leader in Colombo, it seems that he has told the police that they have visited several refugee camps in Tamil Nadu. He has revealed that he has appointed contact persons in the Kummudupundi and Pulal Sri Lankan Tamil refugee camps to recruit young persons send them to Sri Lanka by boats to Negambo coast.

Police was of the view that they were involved in unacceptable activities and were taken into custody. As they had one more months left for their visas to expire, they were deported to Sri Lanka.

- Asian Tribune -

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