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Special team to trace LTTE bomber's male accomplices

by Sarath Malalasekera

The Criminal Investigation Department probing the Kollupitiya police station blast has deployed a special team to trace the men who accompanied the woman LTTE suicide bomber who blew herself inside the police station.

CID investigations revealed that the suicide bomber had been brought to Colombo by several LTTE men.

Investigators had questioned number of persons allegedly involved in issuing forged national identity cards to the woman suicide bomber and her accomplice, now in remand custody.

Investigations directed by CID DIG Lionel Gunatilleke and conducted by Senior SP D.S.Y. Samaratunge revealed that several employees at the NIC office are allegedly involved in issuing forged identity cards at exorbitant prices.

In connection with investigations, the CID produced four suspects before Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena.

On an application by Inspector Shani Abeysekera of the CID, the Judge remanded the four suspects till today. They are Mohamed A. Refideen of Maradana, K. Kularathna Fernando of Mount Lavinia, Mohamed Mubrak Mohamed Rizwaan of Panadura and Indrajith Nandana Karunanayake of Veyangoda.

The four suspects are alleged to have issued a forged national identity card to the LTTE woman suicide bomber and her accomplice, Sathyaleela Selvakumar.

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