An LTTE suspect who is in the custody of the Terrorist investigations Division (TID) has revealed that the LTTE had, during the war, murdered more than 80 people including a TID officer and an army captain who were held at an LTTE prison.
The LTTE suspect has also given the location where the victims were burnt after being killed and this has been confirmed by three other LTTE suspects who are in police custody, the police media unit said today
According to the police, the 80 people had been detained at an LTTE prison in Pudukuduirippu in the north.
Among those held at the LTTE prison was a TID officer identified as Jeyaratnam and an army captain.
The TID officer was believed to have been abducted by the LTTE in 2005 from a hotel in Mount Lavinia.
The police said that based on information provided by the LTTE suspect in TID custody, Jeyaratnam had been taken in a white van to Chilaw after being abducted and from there to Mannar and then Kilinochchi.
The TID officer, army captain, people who worked against the LTTE and LTTE members who had turned against the rebels were detained in LTTE prisons.
Investigations have revealed that 30 of them were taken to a jungle in Oddusuddan in a lorry in May 2006 and were assassinated while 50 others were taken in a lorry and bus also to a jungle in Oddusuddan in July 2006 and assassinated.
Jeyaratnam was believed to have been taken to a jungle in Pudukuduirippu and murdered in September of 2006 and his body was burnt while the army captain was murdered at a location in Vishvamadu in 2009.
The police said that a Magisterial inquiry will be conducted on the victims and the location where the bodies were believed to have been burnt. (Colombo Gazette)