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The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today the Tamil National Alliance’s (TNA)’s efforts and backing to get those who were arrested under terrorist charges released, showed their duplicity.

Addressing a news briefing, PHU Leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said the TNA wants action against soldiers for war crimes which they didn’t commit, but at the same time wants to get terrorists released.

“There is no other group in the world which is more duplicitous than the TNA. It is with great responsibility we say that there are no ‘political prisoners’ in the country as claimed by them,” he said.

The MP said these detainees had not been imprisoned for being members of a terrorist organisation but because there are terrorist and murder charges against them.

“About 12,000 LTTE members who surrendered with weapons to the state were rehabilitated and repatriated. The rest of the LTTE members were imprisoned because there are terrorist charges against them,” he said.

He said those who had committed charges had today become ‘political prisoners’ to M. K. Shivajilingam and C. V. Vigneswaran. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Motta Sunderalingam Monday, 16 October 2017 04:28 PM

    Haloo... are we to come from the north or you are coming to the north to discuss or for any challenge?

    Uswatte Jayamanne Monday, 16 October 2017 05:19 PM

    if you guys come to Colombo, that is dangerous for his life, we will make him to come to Jaffna for a discussion inside a bullet proof cell.

    Boo Poobalasingham Monday, 16 October 2017 04:30 PM

    So, you need another blood shed, in that case let us start with you the mission very soon Mr. Gamampilla.

    Prof. Terrance Ratnayake Monday, 16 October 2017 05:21 PM

    No blood shed hereafter, never allow as long as MS rules our nation. MR should instruct G'pilla not to talk like this.

    German Jacob Monday, 16 October 2017 04:34 PM

    There will be a team coming from Germany to meet you soon and to finalize matters Mr. Gamampilla, please count your days.

    Kesbawa Keerthi Monday, 16 October 2017 05:17 PM

    What you mean finalizing matters with Gamampilla? means they are coming to kill him? No never allow this.

    Siva Sivakumar Monday, 16 October 2017 05:38 PM

    Sorry to say their first target is Gamampilla and the 2nd is Weerawansa.

    Leslie Ratnayake Monday, 16 October 2017 04:35 PM

    What Gamampilla says is right in one way, the question is why they could not do anything when they were in power?

    R.Tennakoon Monday, 16 October 2017 04:37 PM

    You have become Weerawansa - 2, its for good or for bad?

    D.W. Wickramage Monday, 16 October 2017 05:15 PM

    Weerawansa is a strong fellow, this fellow is just a -/05 cent rusted coin.

    Selvakumar Monday, 16 October 2017 04:48 PM

    See who is talking, Mr.100 rupees if there are any charges against them then they should be charged and they should be convicted by the court. what is the delay in doing so, if not then release all those who are held without any charges.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 16 October 2017 05:03 PM

    In most democratic counties a trial must start within 6 month after arrest otherwise a remand prisoner must be released. Sri Lanka is abusing the human rights of these prisoners. Mr. Udaya Gammanpila, the same law applies to these prisoners as for you. Each accused is innocent until he is convicted by a court.

    T. Lionel Abeysinghe (Barister) Monday, 16 October 2017 05:28 PM

    I have noted all the comments, very sad, it is the mistake of a broken mouth idiot who is trying to cut his own grave. I plead all men to be calm not to show your anger with this foolish fellow.

    Prof. Norman Hettiarachchi Monday, 16 October 2017 05:32 PM

    Hay man, why people are not respecting you is - you don't know to behave yourself like a gentleman, after joining MR you have become a racialist, its bad man, stop it.

    gamini Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:40 AM

    he did not become a racisit after joining MR. On the contrary he joined MR because he is a racist

    raj Monday, 16 October 2017 05:37 PM

    If they have done a crime charge them in the court of law. Don't keep them in remand for years. That is against all human rights.

    sobers Monday, 16 October 2017 05:38 PM

    He his trying to instigate racism and become popular among Racists to win elections.

    Selvan Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:24 AM

    war is over many years ago. Bring them to the court or release them.

    fareed Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:36 AM

    In their opinion they are political prisoners because they are held without any charges. Government must file charges and put them in jail or release them.

    ceylon Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:48 AM

    yes they are political.prisoners.if they did any crimeprosecute and jail.dont keep in jail without trial. via DM Android App


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