Angoda Lokka may have been aided by LTTE sympathisers, Indian police suggest

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 7:50 PM Aug 4 2020
Local Angoda Lokka may have been aided by LTTE sympathisers, Indian police suggest

Maddumage Lasantha Chandana Perera, alias ‘Angoda Lokka’, is suspected to have obtained help from LTTE sympathisers during his near-two-year stint in India, according to Indian intelligence.

The Crime Branch Criminal Investigations Department (CB-CID) of the Tamil Nadu Police is looking into the underworld figure’s illegal stay in the country, his demise, and how he obtained the documents that facilitated his hideaway.

An Indian media outlet quoted a senior Indian Police officer as saying, “Details emerged in the investigation which indicated possible roles of LTTE sympathisers,” and that the father of D. Sivakumasunthari, one of the people that aided Angoda Lokka, was an LTTE sympathiser.

Angoda Lokka was living in India under a false identity with the name ‘Pradeep Singh’, and had managed to obtain Aadhaar cards under this name.

He had apparently liaised with a woman named Amani Thanji, who had visited him from Colombo at least thrice, until the COVID-19 lockdown measures prevented her from returning to Sri Lanka. Arrested on 02 August, she was subsequently admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital due to health complications, where she claimed she had been two months’ pregnant and had terminated the pregnancy after Angoda Lokka’s death.

Indian Police only discovered that Angoda Lokka had been illegally residing in India after his death, when they attempted to verify his forged Aadhaar card to complete the post-mortem facilities. (The Hindu)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 7:50 PM Aug 4 2020

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