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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2959

Kadirgamar’s assassins posed as insurance agents - Investigator

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 14 June, ( Some of the accomplices of the assassination of former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar have posed as agents of a leading insurance agency, investigators have found.

Two accomplices of the killing of the Foreign Minister had been issued with identity cards by a leading insurance company, an investigator told the Asian Tribune.

These two suspects had spied the area surrounding the private and official residences of the former Foreign Minister and the identity cards and other identification documents issued to them by this leading insurance company, needless to say, provided a easy movement through the security check points, an investigator said under the condition of anonymity given the confidential nature of the issue.

The investigations of the assassination of the former Foreign Minister are still in the progress.

He said the absence of scrutiny before recruiting insurance agents as well as sales agents by companies have been exploited by the Tigers when carrying out covert missions in Colombo.

"This is a growing threat and we have told companies to be extra -vigilant when they recruit people and issue identification documents," said the officer.

However, according to the investigators, most of the key suspects of the crime had already fled to the Vanni.

- Asian Tribune -

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