Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara
19 Jan, 2015 | 12:59 pm
JVP parliamentarian Vijitha Herath handed in a rit petition to the court of appeals today calling on the court to arrest Kumaran Dharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP), who took over the leadership of the LTTE following the demise of Velupille Prabakaran.
The petition called on officials to try him for crimes committed by the suspect and bring him to book.
The IGP, Defense Secretary, Immigration-Emigration controller, Army Commander, Commander in charge of security in Kilinochchi, Director of the TID, the Attorney General and Kumaran Pathmanathan have been named as respondents in the case.
The petition handed in by the JVP MP notes that KP aided the LTTE to carry on with their terrorist activities by providing them with weapons from the international front and that he is also an individual connected to the murder of Fmr. Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Ghandi,
Vijitha Herath notes that numerous lives of Sri Lankan army soldiers, police officers and civilians were lost due to the activities of KP .
The petition goes no to note that the suspect was arrest by Sri Lankan intelligence operatives in Thailand on the 5th of August 2009. It also noted that the then government failed to prosecute him and instead handed over control of an NGO and allowed him to act as a free person.
Vijitha Herath through the petition requests that the suspect note be allowed to flee the country as this petition would prove to be futile if he is allowed to do so ..
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