By Tissa Ravindra
A top operative of the international LTTE network
who had returned to the country in the guise of an
investor was nabbed last week by the State
Intelligence Service (SIS) from a leading hotel in
The sleuths had been on the trail of this Tiger
operative for sometime, informed sources said.
It has been revealed that this Tiger operative,
known as Kiran was among the Tiger leaders who had
been handling the financial transactions relating to
the LTTE’s illegal armament purchases via Thailand.
He had been functioning as the leader of the LTTE
fund-raising wing in Australia and Switzerland. He
had also been engaged in human trafficking by sea.
Kiran, who had been on the ‘most wanted’ list of the
national intelligence services since 1999, had
returned here under an assumed name purportedly to
start a foreign exchange centre. He is also said to
own a tea estate in Deniyaya.
It has now come to light that about 50 former LTTE
operatives and sympathisers who had skipped the
country and found refuge in certain European
countries have returned to Jaffna recently posing as