Vavuniya Police yesterday afternoon arrested a youth suspected to be the leader of the LTTE’s sniper unit.

Police said that after interrogating the suspect they were able to recover a sniper gun hidden in a jungle in Asikulam , Vavuniya.

Identified as Radha, the suspect had arrived in Vavuniya from Kilinochchi in April this year, just prior to the last battle against LTTE in Mullaitivu. He had brought an expensive technologically advanced sniper gun with him when he arrived in Vavuniya, Police investigations had revealed.

Police Constable Nalin (28796) arrested the suspect on information while the latter had been working in Vavuniya town, posing as a labourer.