Colombo High court judge Ms. Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena ordered today (15th) to issue an open warrant to arrest Emil Kanthan, a former leader of the LTTE.
It is in connection with misappropriation of Rs. 124 million by an institute that was involved in relief work for tsunami affected in the North and the East.
An “Interpol Red Notice” had been issued to arrest him earlier but it was withdrawn as he, through a lawyer, had said he would surrender to the government.
However, he did not surrender to the government as he had said and an open warrant has been issued against him. He is also named as the second accused in the case in connection with an attempt to murder Mr. Douglas Devananda.