Reports say Mahalingam Shashikumar alias Swiss Kumar had videoed four gang-rapes and sold them via the internet before Sivaloganathan Vidya became his fifth victim. A woman of Jaffna had been employed for the task and when exposed he had been able to cover it up by throwing money.
The second suspect in the Vidya murder case is a Pradeshiya Sabha member of the EPDP, which has aided this rape video racket and illegal sand mining in the area. Investigations into the Vidya incident are exposing a major underworld network. During the Rajapaksa regime, Douglas Devananda aided it, but now, he has been replaced by Vijayakala Maheswaran and her brother-in-law Thuvarakeshwaran.
The CID questioned the children’s affairs deputy minister last week, but she tried to clear herself by using her political powers. She stands accused of having aided Swiss Kumar to flee. Lanka News Web is ready to make further exposures of this criminal network to prevent either Vijayakala or Thuvarakeshwaran from escaping.