Sri Lankan counter terrorism officers have arrested a man in Batticaloa for allegedly planning on reviving the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The suspect - a German citizen - was arrested by officers from the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID).
The TID arrested the man after informing him that he will be arrested for his alleged plot to rebuild and revive the LTTE and suspected to have used 'Hawala' style money systems to transfer money from overseas.
Military intelligence and Terrorist Investigations Department conducted a joint raid in a safe house located in North Sri Lanka, earlier this week, and claimed that they found latest communication equipment and a stock of powerful explosives, according to Daily Mirror.
The German citizen was accused of being an ex-LTTE cadre and taken into custody. Following the raid on the safe house, other suspects who were also alleged to being 'prominent former LTTE cadres', were also arrested.
Daily Mirror reported that six 'prominent former LTTE cadres' were arrested on suspicion of planning an assasination attempt on a prominent Tamil politician in the North, leading to security measures becoming tightened in the North-East.