Gold from pawning centres in LTTE-controlled areas to be handed over: Army Commander

Gold from pawning centres in LTTE-controlled areas to be handed over: Army Commander

Written by Bella Dalima

26 Nov, 2014 | 6:57 pm

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake says the gold that was seized from pawning centres and banks in LTTE-controlled areas during the war will be handed over to owners who have been identified, on December 4.

He made this statement at a media briefing convened on Wednesday.

Army Commander, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake said:

[quote]Following the war, gold belonging to the Tamil people was discovered. Many of them questioned as to where it was. When they pawn their gold, they place it in a packet with all their information and the value. On the 4th of next month, the President will host an event at the Presidential Palace, at 4:30 p.m. and we will take steps to hand over the gold in Colombo, to more than 1,960 owners who have been identified.[/quote]

Journalists raised questions at this event regarding attempt to hold commemorative events in relation to the LTTE.

He replied:

[quote]We will never allow the LTTE organisation to hold any form of commemoration or event. We will never allow any activist connected to the LTTE to hold any commemoration in this country. You may have seen that attempts were made on two or three occasions to hold such events. Our intelligence services were able to put a stop to these ideas from their inception.[/quote]

 

 

 

 

 

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