The Government said today there was no evidence or complaints against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP to conduct legal proceedings against him.
Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) Director General Lakshman Hulugalle told a news conference that no legal action could be taken without complaints or evidence.
He was responding to a journalist who asked whether KP was to be subjected to any legal procedure.
When asked about his fellow LTTE cadres who are facing various charges, Mr. Hulugalle said they have been charged with criminal activities such as the damaging of state property.
He said it was a victory for the government to get a former LTTE leader involved in the development drive being carried out in the North and East.
Mr. Hulugalla said that during the last few months KP had been working for a Non-Governmental Organisation.
When asked by journalists about KP taking up residence in the house of former LTTE Political Wing Leader Thamil Selvan, he said KP had the right to visit Jaffna and other places in the North and East.
During the height of the conflict, KP worked as the LTTE’s Chief Arms Procurer and actively connected to LTTE international fund raising network.
After his arrest in 2009 in a South East Asian country, KP began collaborating with the Sri Lanka government. In 2010 he established North-East Rehabilitation and Development Organization (NERDO) for the provision of relief to internally displaced people and worked to upgrade the facilities for better physical, mental and living conditions for them.(Supun Dias)