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Kadirgamar's Killings: A Tamil couple arrested

[b]Kadirgamar's Killings: A Tamil couple arrested [/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune. Colombo

[b] Colombo, 15 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Police has arrested a Tamil couple, Mr. Lakshman Thalaiyasingam, 58, and Mrs. Vipiyan Selvalogini Thalaiyasingam, the owners of the house located at 42, Bullers Lane where the sniper had taken position to strike at Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Mr Thalaiyasingam, an executive officer in a leading Colombo business establishment, and his wife were at the house at the time of the incident and have told Police that they had no knowledge that the assassin had taken position at the top floor of their house. The couple told the Police that the top floor was rarely used by them.

Mr Thalaiyasingam's residence is located approximately 100 meters from where Mr Kadirgamar was struck, and security around that area is very tight due to the proximity of the location to the Swedish Embassy, according to sources familiar with the area.

A bathroom window at the top floor of the house was broken and the sniper had used a 7 feet long steel stand to take position on the target.

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