Last Updated : 03-09-2014 02:51

 
 

SL has to consider national security

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Sri Lanka today informed the UNHRC in Geneva that the Sri Lanka’s Law enforcement authorities have to take national security into consideration as a prominent LTTE operative now in Sri Lanka was actively involved in reviving the LTTE by regrouping LTTE cadres.

“Investigations revealed that K.P. Selvanayagam a.k.a. Gobi who had been overseas and returned to Sri Lanka was actively involved in reviving the LTTE through regrouping LTTE cadres and recruiting unemployed local youth with the intention of using them for acts of terrorism,” the Sri Lankan delegation to the UNHRC said in its right of reply on statements made regarding the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari, and the detention of Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen, today.

It also said that the intention of these LTTE operatives headed by Gobi had been to recover arms cachés hidden by the LTTE prior to their defeat.

The intention of these LTTE operatives headed by Gobi had been to recover arms cachés hidden by the LTTE prior to their defeat.

The key operative directing the operations, Gobi, had been evading arrest. Following further investigations, the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) had recovered an arms caché including mortar and RPG type live ammunition, 3 hand grenades, 2.5 kg claymore bomb and ammunition for T-56 weapons.

Pursuant to this recovery, and a lead obtained on the whereabouts of Gobi, a team of Police Officers proceeded to the residence of Balendran Jeyakumari in Killinochchi. During the search operation Gobi had fired at the Police, injuring a sub-Inspector and escaped.

The statement also said that at this residence, the landlady Balendran Jeyakumari and her 13 year old daughter Vibooshika were present.  Since suspect Gobi while being armed escaped, a search was carried out on the said residence. A Menelab F-3 type mine detector was recovered.  Therefore, Ms. Jeyakumari was placed under arrest on suspicion of aiding and abetting Gobi in his activities.

As Balendran Jeyakumari had been unable to provide an appropriate caregiver/relative to keep her 13 year old daughter, she was taken along with the mother and produced before the Killinochchi Magistrate. Based on the Magistrate’s order, Vibooshika has been placed under the care of Probation and Child Care Services.

The aforementioned arrest was made under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). The ICRC has access to all detainees being held at Boossa.

“Therefore, it is regrettable that an elected member of the Northern Provincial Council, Ms. Ananthi Sasitharan, has chosen to misrepresent this case in this august body and depict it as an arrest made of a child who had participated in protests.  It is also regrettable that Ms. Sasitharan, despite being a member of a provincial administration, has chosen to make statements in the Council using time allocated to two NGOs. We also note that Ms. Sasitharan, in referring in her statements to the Council to “Tamil Eelam”, has failed to adhere to the agreed language of the United Nations, and is in violation of the Constitution she has pledged to uphold as a Provincial Councilor,” the statement said.

The detention on 16th March of Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen under the PTA were in connection with the aforesaid investigation into attempts to revive the LTTE by operatives, including the recovery of the arms caché at Vishwamadu and the shooting incident in Dharmapuram involving Gobi. Investigations have revealed that Mr. Fernando and Father Praveen had been in Killinochchi engaging with persons connected to Gobi. Their questioning is continuing at present to ascertain the whereabouts of Gobi and other related operatives.

“The above actions taken by the Law Enforcement Authorities of Sri Lanka are well within the existing legal framework and following due process. This development also underscores the need to be vigilant on the activities of the remnants of the terrorist group, considering its bearing on national security,” the statement added.

 
 

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# babs 2014-03-19 05:32
where is LTTE arms supplier KP? is he now patriotic??? because of money?
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# hello 2014-03-19 06:13
Good made up story. Won't get digested in Geneva. US, UK agents in Sri Lanka will feed the truth.
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# Cobra 2014-03-19 06:25
But will there ever be and end to this show of exposing the LTTE ghost for whatever and whenever?????
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-0+4 # sarath 2014-03-19 06:41
National security is important and it well known to US. They extended its right to defend US by embarking to Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden and to say justice is done. They suppressed the violation of international law by using its wealth and power in UN and other watchdogs
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-3+0 # Mithy 2014-03-19 06:51
Very funny.. ..
Sir, please remember it is UNHRC, not SL parliament or election stage.
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-0+1 # vijay 2014-03-19 07:04
Karuna and Pillaiyan are there in the parliament
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-0+1 # Darren 2014-03-19 07:09
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But will there ever be and end to this show of exposing the LTTE ghost for whatever and whenever?????



you nailed it!!.... but sadly there is a crowd in the country to beleive all these.. pathetic..
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-3+1 # George Clooney 2014-03-19 07:19
Another cover up for genocide. What a joke.
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# Punny Pellow 2014-03-19 07:23
Gobi is becoming a hobby!!?
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-1+3 # MrKasthuri 2014-03-19 07:37
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Good made up story. Won't get digested in Geneva. US, UK agents in Sri Lanka will feed the truth.

We know that how UK & US feed the truth but feed the Terrorists.
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# ram 2014-03-19 07:54
The story is good for south people in Sri Lanka not for others or international . Ram – Batticaloa
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-4+1 # raj 2014-03-19 07:56
never ending tales
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# Nodrog 2014-03-19 15:58
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But will there ever be and end to this show of exposing the LTTE ghost for whatever and whenever?????

Thats because there are many working hard to resurrect the ghost of the LTTE
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-1+0 # Sim 2014-03-19 16:06
KP, a very innocent guy, so he is safe guarded by the Govt.
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-1+0 # yuri 2014-03-19 16:16
So white Van is coming back
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# Perumal 2014-03-19 16:24
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never ending tales

Fortunately for Sri Lankan people, UNCHR won't buy that!
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-0+3 # Asaranaya 2014-03-19 16:34
Security Forces and Police must be relentless in the arrest of any activists if they act in a manner inimical to the security of the nation. We cannot let terrorists raise their ugly heads again. In doing their duty they must be fair and act according to the law and above all must be convinced of their actions.
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-0+2 # Kapil 2014-03-19 17:54
Security first please! We do not want them to disrupt or lives again.
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# Exhorcist 2014-03-19 18:31
Ha ha DM has a censor dept it seems
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# kirthi 2014-03-19 20:00
nonsense
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-1+0 # gona 2014-03-20 03:58
International community should arrest KP, Pillayan and Karuna immediately for crimes committed too.
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