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Recent Events

Event ID Date Country Event
68971-141251-358527 4/26/2014 Sri Lanka A man, suspected to be a close associate of the slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader Ponniah Selvanayagam Kajeeban alias Gobi, was arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) in Jaffna District, reports Daily Mirror on April 25.
68891-141088-358073 4/22/2014 Sri Lanka The anti-terrorist division of Kilinochchi Police arrested a Tamil woman for providing land in the North to suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) supporters, reports Colombo Page on April 21.
68891-141088-358074 4/22/2014 Sri Lanka Police arrested the 63-year-old woman, a resident of Uruthipuram in Kilinochchi District for allegedly providing lands to a group of LTTE supporters.
68761-140788-357257 4/13/2014 Sri Lanka Meanwhile, Army spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that Ponniah Selvanayagam alias Gopi, a former LTTE intelligence cadre, was among the three LTTE leaders who were killed by the Army during a clash at Nadunkarni area of Vavuniya District on April 10, reports Daily Mirror on April 11.
68540-140351-356160 3/29/2014 Sri Lanka According to the report, the investigations following the shooting incident on March 13 in Tharmapuram area of Kilinochchi District where a Police officer was shot and injured by a suspected LTTE cadre have led to the discovery.
68386-140011-355217 3/20/2014 Sri Lanka Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen arrested by the TID on March 16 in Kilinochchi District and detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for questioning to ascertain the whereabouts of a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suspect who shot a Police officer in Kilinochchi District and escaped.


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The original source are newspaper clippings and extracts collected by the South Asian Terrorism Portal.