ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 27

Bolgoda 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 enemy.

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.

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