Killing of Canadian Tamil in Kilinochchi:
Pro-Tiger media spin another yarn
Another allegation which was levelled by LTTE and pro LTTE media
particularly the Tamil net in a vigorous propaganda campaign against the
Security Forces and the Govt. of Sri Lanka blaming that both Security
Forces and the government were responsible for the killing of the
Anthonypillai Jeyakumar, a Canadian national, in Sri Lanka on 3rd March
2012 was exposed.
According to investigations carried out by the authorities an Ex-LTTE
cadre had carried out the killing with his illicit lover, J Arniya
having the ambition of stealing the victim's money.
As per extensive investigations, the victim was a Sri Lankan born
Canadian citizen who is married and having three children settled in
Canada. The victim was a frequent visitor to Sri Lanka and has commenced
to build a house at "Anthonypilai Farms", Kumarikuda in Paranthan,
Kilinochchi. Yahugnanam (Alias Rajah), who is residing in a house next
to the construction site had provided meals for the victim on a daily
basis. The victim had his last meal at 2015 hrs on 3 May 2012 at
Yahugnanam's house and left for his residence. That is the time when the
suspects had entered victim's house and hacked Anthoneypillai to death.
According to the statement given to the police by Rajah, he had heard
somebody was shouting his name and when he tried to go out from his
house, another person had warned him not to move out. Therefore, without
visiting the place, he phoned Nagendran Ambagapalan, the Grama Niladhari
of Kilinochchi. Subsequently, the Grama Niladhari reported the incident
to the Police on the same night around 2150 hrs by telephone.
The Police had commenced investigations immediately and arrested a
group of suspects involved in the murder, A. Akilan (27) of Paranthan
who is a former LTTE combatant, A Anandarasa (22), N Balendran (24)
Pradeepkumar (20) all of Vavuniya and J Arniya (26) of Paranthan, the
wife of Rajah.
Police also recovered a laptop belonging to the victim, iron bars, an
axe used for the murder and a telephone removed from the victim's
possession (the suspects had tried to burn the phone).
Akilan, a former LTTE cadre who had undergone rehabilitation process
in Vavuniya had developed a relationship with J Arniya the wife of the
Yahugnanam (alias Rajah), who makes the daily meals for the victim.
As per Arniya's statement given to the Police, she had a dispute with
the victim over a financial matter and has sought assistance from Akilan
to kill Anthonypillai informing Akilan that Anthonypillai is in
possession of 2 million rupees in cash. Accordingly, the conspiracy has
come to light that the murder was planned by Akilan having obtained all
information pertaining to the movements of the victim from J Arniya. It
is also revealed that the other suspects that Akilan had attempted three
times to assassinate Anthonypillai and Anandarasa until they succeeded,
on 03 May 2012. All the suspects were produced before the Magistrate
Kilinochchi on 24 May 2012 and investigations are being continued under
case No. B 22812.
The early revelation of the murder of Eshwaradasan Ketheeswaran, a UK
deportee and the arbitrary killing of Anthonypillai Jeyakumar, brings to
light what pro LTTE media are propagating across the world against the
Security Forces and the government of Sri Lanka by misleading the
international community with nothing but bare faced lies.
It is high time that these LTTE pro media spin doctors to remove
their coloured spectacles and look at the Tamil community, the efforts
taken by the government of Sri Lanka to uplift the lives of innocent
Tamil civilians and realize the truth, without lettering alibis and
- Courtesy: Defence.lk