suicide linked to suspected Army spy
A distraught school teacher committed suicide after
he learnt that his brother, an Army Major, had loaned him moneys
reportedly obtained from the LTTE for selling information to the
D.M. Dharmatillake (45), a retired teacher had
visited his brother who was being detained at the CID headquarters
which also houses the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). There,
he learned that the loan he got to buy a vehicle was money that
his brother is suspected to have received from the LTTE.
The Major is also alleged to have given a loan
of Rs 500,000 to a third brother to buy a lorry. The Major has reportedly
confessed that he sold information to the LTTE in return for payments
amounting to millions. The information included details of the movements
of the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff Maj-Gen. Parami Kulatunga,
who was killed by a Tiger suicide bomber in June this year. Mr.
Dharmatillake took his family to a hotel in Piliyandala for an overnight
stay. The next day, he had hired a boat on the pretext that he was
taking the family on a boat-ride on the Bolgoda Lake, but had jumped
into the murky water and drowned.