May 02, 2019

Intel officers involved in Batti policemen killing! (video) Featured

Minister Rajitha Senaratne said several Army intelligence officers are involved in the killing of the two Police officers in Batticaloa.

Last November, the two police Constables Niroshan Indika Prasanna and Ganesh Dinesh were hacked, shot and killed at a police check point in Vavunathivu.

Last week, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara revealed that the two official firearms provided to the two slain police constables had been found during search operations at two houses in Vavunathivu and Wanathawilluwa connected with the Thawheed Jamath Organisation.
This organisation is accused of being behind the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.

Quoting intelligence reports, Minister Rajitha Senaratne told media that the killing of the two police constables had been coordinated by four intelligence officers.

He accused former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of having funded the Thawheed Jamath Organisation and its Leader Abdul Razeek Rafeekdeen is said to have been an intelligence member. He also said that the extremist BBS had also been funded by a special intelligence unit under Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

However, the police initially arrested a group of ex-LTTE cadres for the killing of the two police Constables.

Among them, Kadiragamarthambi Rajakumaran alias Ajanthan is still in custody.

After the police had identified a new set of suspects regarding this incident, his wife Selvarani Rajakumaran had requested the government to clear her husband of all charges and release him.

When contacted in this regard, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that if Rajakumaran is cleared of any involvement during the investigations, then he would be released.