The STF has bared an LTTE fraud involving the production of new National Identity Cards where the names of the LTTE cadres, who had perished in the tsunami disaster, were replaced with Sinhala names.
STF Commandant DIG Nimal Lewke told ?The Island? yesterday (12) that STF personnel found a LTTE cadre with two NICs, one bearing a Sinhala name. On questioning it has been found that the LTTE was producing these bogus NICs.
The first NIC bore the name Jayasekara Banda but carried the photograph of the LTTE cadre. The other NIC had the name Gujan Dilan. The LTTE youth arrested by the STF is a resident of Palugamam, Lewke said.
The LTTE cadre was arrested by the STF at the Badulu Oya check point and he had confessed that LTTE cadres carrying such NICs had visited the south and even Colombo as it was easy for them to travel on aliases. This had been happening over a period of time but the STF believed the LTTE cadre now in custody would reveal further details.