Ex-Sea Tiger Leader released on bail

Ex-Sea Tiger Leader released on bail

March 13, 2015   05:18 pm


The former leader of the LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, who was arrested at the airport last week while attempting to leave the country for France, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

Producing her before the country when the case was taken up today, the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) said that indictments will be filed against Pakeerathy and therefore the Attorney General had instructed for her to be released on bail until then.

She was ordered released on a personal bail of Rs 200,000 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruni Attigala. However, Pakeerathy was ordered to hand over her passport to the court and appear before a police station once a week.

The 41-year-old suspect is the wife of Subramaniyam Jeyaganesh alias Samiraj, a key figure in the leadership of the LTTE organization and one of the principal fund raisers operating from Europe.

Following information received that Mrs Jeyaganesh was in the country, officers of the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) had launched investigations to arrest her.

A team of TID officers managed to apprehend the suspect last Monday (March 2) after she arrived at the airport to board a flight back to France.

Murugesu Pakeerathy had served at the leader of the LTTE Women’s Sea Tiger Wing from 1997 – 2000 and left the country for France in 2005.

She had returned to the island on February 09, 2015 and had been residing in the Paranthan area in Dharmapuram.


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