TNA questions arrest of rehabilitated former LTTE cadres

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) today asked the Government to explain the reasons behind the arrest of some rehabilitated former LTTE cadres.TNA Parliamentarian Selvam Adaikalanathan said that the arrest was spreading fear among the Tamils in the North and East. Four former LTTE operatives were arrested recently on separate occasions on suspicion of trying to revive terrorism. The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) on Monday issued a receipt acknowledging the arrest of one Krishnapillai Kaileshan who allegedly operated as the LTTEs eastern Batticaloa district intelligence senior, reports said. It was also said that three more intelligence seniors from the eastern districts of Ampara and Batticaloa and Jaffna in the north had also been arrested in recent days.Northern Tamil media sources said that since March 29, some 23 former LTTE operatives had been arrested in the north and east. (Colombo Gazette)