Karuna Amman didn’t have military strength to support SL Army : SF

Karuna Amman didn’t have military strength to support SL Army : SF

Karuna Amman didn’t have military strength to support SL Army : SF

Written by Staff Writer

24 Jun, 2020 | 4:20 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Former army chief Sarath Fonseka has urged legal action against LTTE former eastern commander Karuna Amman, alleging he had not supported the government despite defecting during the war.

“Although he submitted himself to the government, his devotion was with the LTTE,” Field Marshal Fonseka, who led the Army during the final stages of the war said on Wednesday.

He claimed that Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias ‘Karuna Amman’ had neither given information nor had provided military strength to the Army after defecting from the LTTE.

“150 people defected with him. 80 of them were below the age of 13. Therefore they didn’t have military strength,” the former army chief pointed out.

Murathilaran, now a candidate at the parliamentary elections, had recently said he had killed thousands of army personnel within a single night, when he was in the LTTE, drawing condemnation from various entities.

“If he is making such remarks, that shows that he has not come out of his mindset of a terrorist. Therefore, the law must be enforced against him,” Fonseka emphasised.

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