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Govt. withdrew 150 warrants on LTTE terrorists: Udayanga

20 February 2018 08:20 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Although the yahapalana government is attempting to obtain an Interpol ‘Red Warrant’ on him it had withdrawn some 150 some such warrants including those issued on former LTTE terrorists because of the influence by Tamil politicians, former envoy Udayanga Weeratunga said today.

He said in a statement that he was informed by several media reports that Red Warrants issued on terrorists, drug traffickers and other criminals had been withdrawn based on requests made by the Sri Lanka Police.

However, he said the government had asked Interpol to issue a Red warrant on him who did not have previous offenses other than for failing to appear in Court to record a statement and that Interpol had issued a ‘Blue Warrant’ on him following the second request made by the Sri Lankan Government,

Mr. Udayanga said he was arrested at the Dubai Air Port on February 4 based on false information provided by the government to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) however he was later released after confirming it was only a blue warrant that had been issued. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 26

  • Anja Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:21 PM

    great sir via DM Android App

    Kittu Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:36 PM

    Because they are dead!

    Harry Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:10 AM

    May be but you keep Diaspora live and active!

    chachi Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:12 AM

    Really..You know every 150 of them?

    Rowland Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:40 PM

    For the Govt and its external handlers Mahinda is more dangerous than the LTTE

    Harry Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:14 AM

    Yes the voters know who is Mahinda and what he had done after the war although he had been labelled as a looter with no proof. Promised Transparency was highlighted with the Bond Scam where the big men was involved!

    Shani Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:54 AM

    Where were you when ltte killed families. Where were you when children were smashed on the floor or chopped. LTTE made Isis look like a joke. Get that into your little brain

    Nana Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:41 PM

    Good point. Law should be equally applied.

    Mark Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:45 PM

    Don't worry when you come to power you will be able do the same

    Ajith Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:47 PM

    In another one year there will be no SLFP.

    Harry Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:15 AM

    .. followed by UNP if RW,RK etc remains at the top of the party.

    Justica USA Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:53 AM

    They didnt rob the country of its resources You did. You should of been extredited from Jaoan or Thailand. When u went there to meet MR, sadly the fcid was in deep slumber. Woke up only when u were transitting in Dubai to travel to USA, probably with the ill gotten money to seek residency by investing a minimum of US$300000.00

    Ss Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:38 PM

    You must be kidding or stupid to say the LTTE didn't Rob the country. They robbed not only money but lives of a whole generation.

    Truth Wednesday, 21 February 2018 06:56 AM

    Don't try to divert attention. The question is whether YOU are guilty or not? LTTE is an entirely separate issue. Don't tie the two together, so you can escape.

    Peace Keeper Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:00 AM

    Terrorists at least fight! You fellows merely helped prolong the fighting and fill your pockets at our expense.

    Ss Wednesday, 21 February 2018 01:40 PM

    He helped in buying the planes which ended the war you moron.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:11 AM

    Come up with a realistic story that we can believe in .... your rainbow colors of Interpol dream you can explain to your pet Camel in UAE.

    Banda Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:13 AM

    You moron,you know nothing about the facts of this case.

    K.L Pathirana Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:35 AM

    Mr. Banda if you know so much facts on the case why don't you give us the details ?

    johan Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:26 AM

    Sri Lanka Police was controlled by former defense secretary GR and then how he would have removed the red warrants

    Kamal Perera Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:34 AM

    These are two matters, you can't violate law and ask excuses with other situations, will see the other matter too but you need to bow to the law.

    alex Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:18 AM

    that doesn't give you a license to indulge in illegal activities

    malij Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:21 PM

    The logic and reasoning power of Udayanga Weeratunge is fantastic. Dear IGP, please drop all the charges against all the criminals and set them free please.

    Marikkar Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:23 PM

    You have been violating the statutory ordinance of the country whereby accepting the contempt of court which is serious offence which could not be understood by a person like you who represented the country overseas.

    Sambo Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:34 PM

    If you are clean, why are you in hiding and making statements. Why don't you come over and prove your innocence.

    Yamuna Wednesday, 21 February 2018 08:19 PM

    What's the big deal He didn't buy planes for personal use Those planes used for good reason Finished terrorist


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