Thai authorities have arrested three Sri Lankans who were procuring arms for the LTTE. They were arrested while trying to ship a quantity of arms and ammunition to Mullaitivu, Thai authorities have informed Sri Lanka.
On a request by Sri Lanka Police, Thailand has agreed to extradite the suspects to Colombo. The three have been identified as Asirvatham Sathyapavan of Jaffna, Thevarajah Sashiharan of Nedunkerny and U. G. Gunapala.
The arms include a variety of pistols and 45,000 rounds of ammunition.
The three suspects were recently released from prison after serving a three year term.
The suspect U. G. Gunapala`s passport has been recommended by a local politician, inquiries revealed. Thai authorities said the suspects were involved in arms smuggling for a very long period.