Acting IGP ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately launch an investigation into the statement made by former Deputy Minister Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said.
He said the CID will launch a probe over Karuna Amman’s statement which he claimed to have committed crimes when he was in the LTTE.
“When I was a member of the LTTE, I killed some 2000 to 3000 Sri Lankan army personnel in one night at Elephant Pass. I have killed more in Killinochchi. That is certainly higher than the number of lives the coronavirus has claimed in Sri Lanka,” Karuna said addressing a gathering in Navadinveli, Ampara recently.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)