Deal with it legally- family members

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Family members of missing Front Line Socialist Party Leader Premkumar Gunaratnam today requested the authorities to deal with him in a legally accepted manner if he has done anything wrong and to release him if he is innocent.D. R. Gunaratnam, the mother of the JVPbreakaway group leader told a news conference today in Colombo that her son had been illegally abducted by unknown persons. Mrs. Gunaratnam said her son should have been tried legally if he has done something wrong without abducting him in such a violent manner.

She said she is not aware of her son’s political connections bur said she is scared for him that he might also suffer the same fate which her elder son suffered. Her eldest son Ranjitham Gunaratnam who was an active member of the JVP during the 1987/89 insurrection was abducted, tortured and killed allegedly by the armed forces who were engaged in cracking down the youth who launched an armed struggle then.

Gunaratnam’s sister Niranjalee Gunaratnam made a plea from the international community to help find her brother. She said she too is aware about the political activities of his brother but said he only strived to build a better future for all Sri Lankans through a social and political transformation.

Convener of the ‘Movement for People’s Struggle’ (name which the group identified themselves earlier) Chamira Koswatte said they decided not to bring Gunaratnam before the public because they had fears about his safety. These fears he said had come true. This he said is the reason as to why Gunaratnam said earlier that he might not participate in the Front Line Socialist Party’s first convention which is to be held on the 9th of April.

He however said the party would go ahead with the convention which is to be held at Sugatadasa Stadium. (Yohan Perera)
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  • jacoobc Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:22 AM

    Who else do they have ?? The husband of that poor lady went all the way to Geneva or the father and son arrested during May 2009 or YOU ( in future)

    Myya Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:46 AM

    Im not a fan/supporter of this "jana aragala group". yes probably he might have links with tamil extremists. However this is not the way the government should deal with that.
    I dont see any difference between libya(a year ago) and srilanka now.

    honestly I dont want to see mahinda die like premaddasa, gadaffi or sadam hussain...

    sean Monday, 09 April 2012 06:43 AM

    THIS IS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANS THE un SHOULD PUT A STOP TO THIS PEOPLE JUST GO MISSING AND LATER FOUND DEAD ALWAYS WITH A BOGUS RANSOM NOTE...
    tHIS IS mr GOVERNMENT AND PARADISE OF ASIA

    mara Monday, 09 April 2012 07:42 AM

    Since LTTE defeated another form of terror still prevails. Crease Devil, White Van, abductions, disappearances, murders. where are we heading to? World is watching to upgrade the previous UN resolution. I love to hear this will not happen

    James Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:47 PM

    So im guessing you took him then? DONT BE A FOOL MAN , OPEN UR EYES !

    shan Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:25 PM

    UN has to send the forces and arrest the top red roped men

    Ajith Monday, 09 April 2012 09:02 AM

    we have US Citizens in our Government and in Politics. too...

    Dot Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:39 PM

    he is suppose to be an Australian citizen .. fail to understand how he could be a leader of a political party in SriLANKA .The ambiguity in laws are creating unwanted situations in SrLANKA .

    rajindra Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:18 PM

    Australian news has given wide publicity to this abduction. There has been a statement by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.Gunaratnam is an Australian citizen, and Australia thinks all its citizens are precious. If you touch an Australian, no matter he or she decends from Somalia, Sri Lanka, black, white, hispanic, asian, celtic or you name it, prepare to face the concequences. SL government was shown the place where it belongs to in Geneva and SL is busy proving it.

    Ranjidea Monday, 09 April 2012 12:39 AM

    We all know how JVP has been trying create a better future for all Sri Lankans.

    Louisa Monday, 09 April 2012 02:08 AM

    If you are an Australian citizen you should be living in Australia. What are you doing in Sri Lanka. If you were trying to stir the pot for the IC, then you deserve to be punished.

    Gasgemba Monday, 09 April 2012 10:29 AM

    over our dead bodies .....

    Ajith Fernando Monday, 09 April 2012 03:22 AM

    Hello International communities. You all must be seen very clearly the human right in Sri Lanka. Where is the best place to set up the UN head office?

    RAJU Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:41 AM

    SORRY MUM! PRAY FOR GOD WHATEVER RELIGION YOU BELONGS TO.

    Rohan Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:03 AM

    WOW - what are they talking about? Government doesn't have him!!


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