Three held for SP Jalaldeen's slaying
The three suspects who allegedly shot Superintendent of Police
Jalaldeen while coming out of a mosque in Kalmunai area in April this
year were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from the Karaitivu
camp following a tip off given by the Police Intelligence Bureau, Police
Media Spokesman Ranjith Gunesekera told the Sunday Observer.
The three suspects include a trader and two persons who had worked
for a foreign employment bureau in the area. The police are
interrogating the three suspects to ascertain the motive behind the
However Police sources said that it was probably a contract killing
initiated by a third party. The suspects are from Vavunathivu and
The STF Commandos carried out a search operation in Kalmunai area to
apprehend the three suspects who had been evading arrest for several
months, SSP Gunesekera said.