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No evidence against KP: Govt


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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)

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  • mano Thursday, 18 October 2012 01:59 AM

    good luck, another criminal is coming to the politics.

    frank hilary Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:55 PM

    Why cant you charge KP for supplying arms and raising funds for LTTE, if you can charge a Army Major for providing security to a drug dealer ?

    LMAO Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:08 PM

    so everyone here seems to be worried about Karuna, KP and Pillayan only. So how about the Lankan soldiers who are accused of severe human right allegations??.. phew

    hitman Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:27 PM

    holy s... !!! they mean LTTE is not a terrorist group either ? as this KP guy was once a top LTTE (Loosers of Tamil Tigers Eww.. ) leader ?

    hey government ,at least , don't fool our troops who died at the war.

    J.P.U,L Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:25 PM

    We know K.P. is a very innocent chap. We are wondering why he has taken in to cutody.Pau neda?

    patriot Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:38 PM

    Is "LTTE’s Chief Arms Procurer " not enough evidence for criminal prosecution?. How many innocent people were killed and how many state properties were damaged from these explosives he helped to smuggle into the country?

    punchi Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:40 PM

    Some people are very lucky... there lives can be whitewashed.

    Cocohead Wednesday, 17 October 2012 04:54 PM

    Remember these are the same people who called the UNP traitors..What do you call these UPFA douchebags then?

    Prabha Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:06 PM

    what????? Then why was he arrested in the fist place ? Mr. Hulu, pls check with Gotabaya for the original complaint coz he made the arrest !

    Clove Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:07 PM

    Why didn't they use Prabakaran to develop the North and the East?

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:12 PM


    rajiv Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    justice for money via DM Android App

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:41 PM

    We are the Sri Lankans... We are the fools... Let the Government take us for a ride....

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:53 PM

    Well said .. smart comment...

    One day an EX CJ says something, the next day this... Happens ONLY in SL...

    Lana Shantha Thursday, 18 October 2012 01:49 AM

    He gave us hidden wealth, Arms, and ships and Idea to make arms business. Of course erect one statue at the Galleface Terrace for him .

    shan Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:54 PM

    Dear All He paid a big amount of US$ to erase all the evidence.
    Everyone knows to whoom he paid?

    CITIZEN Thursday, 18 October 2012 05:22 AM

    ABSOLUTELY TRUE! All the constructive evidence of controlling the LTTE assets like, several Bank A/cs; so many ships; Petrol Sheds in some capitals of the world; other movable and immovable properties, etc., etc. are all packed, sealed and handed over to KP for safe-keeping in appreciation of his yeoman services to the Rulers of Sri Lanka! No evidence in the hands of the Govt.. He is now a free man, heading an NGO, like any other NGOs. What's more!!!

    Damien Perera Thursday, 18 October 2012 05:45 AM

    Even Goebbels will be shocked to hear this!

    typical Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:02 AM

    And the funniest thing is that the Govt believes that the people believe what they say!!

    R.Dias Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:08 AM

    why don't our police create a story..?

    Minister Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:25 AM

    We can now bring him on the Independence Celebration day to the Galle Face and keep him to receive the gun salute also, because he is a Patriot now!

    mfz Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:28 AM

    then why did we arrested him on a secret intelligence mission, all those efforts are to catch an innocent fellow..wonder of Sri Lanka,

    all those forces worked hard to catch this innocent fellow may feel ashamed of themselves now

    C. Seneveratne Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:38 AM

    Is he not Judas?or somebody is trying to make him a saint.

    Yohan Perera Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:48 AM

    LOL... Good thinking... We need more people like you so that we can send this country down the hell in a very short time...

    kan Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:41 AM

    Even same would have been told about Mr.Prabakaran if he is living today and get arrested.It is all money talk.

    pj Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:51 AM

    “History is written by the victors.”
    ― Niccolò Machiavelli-

    CITIZEN Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:37 AM

    He is sure to get the "DESHAMANYA" award from the President at the next Presidential Awards Ceremony!

    rajaraja Thursday, 18 October 2012 02:59 PM

    sorry, not arrested, he was welcomed to SL with VIP escort /respect

    perera Friday, 19 October 2012 12:27 AM

    in the eyes of people he will always be a damned terrorist and a murderer

    raviraj Friday, 19 October 2012 06:13 AM

    so ineffect the SL army is saying that they made a mistake by arresting him

    Thomas Friday, 19 October 2012 04:27 PM

    GOSL concluded KP is innocent and S.Fonseka guilty. What a calamity?

    Bale Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:49 PM

    The picture involving KP is much, much bigger than we normal folks can imagine.

    Siva Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:01 PM

    These are like the judgements of King Kekille. At the end of the day the big sharks and whales escape prececution while the smalls sprats are detained for months. If Prabahakaran would have done the same this shameless Governemnt will say that there are no complaints or evidence against him too, and even start praising him for joiing hands in the Government's "development" projects.

    Kondebendapucheena Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:56 AM

    Now everybody happy,over to you SF

    ravi Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:04 PM

    make him as CM for north and east.

    Ruhan Hameef Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Not supprised.........i dont know Y it took so long for the govenment to find it. via DM Android App

    ann Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:58 AM

    Then why did they kidnap him in Bangkok and bring him here? /

    lee Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:19 PM

    Smart guy...he knows to make his ends no matter which side of the fence he sits on.

    Farzan Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:20 PM

    No evidence against Karuna, No evidence against Pillayan. All the eveidences are gathered against poor citizens only. These people are having a VVIP life with the full security from the government.

    They are criminals truned VVIPs.

    Gamaraala Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:15 PM

    Kabaragoya has become Thalagoya now.

    Appuhamy Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:17 PM

    Say whatever you want. No body takes any notice as we are all deaf and blind..

    justice Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:18 PM

    How could this happen. If there weren't any evidence, why arrest him in the first place. Getting sick of this government each and every second passes by.

    zameerqdr Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:19 PM

    Oh, so the war hero and plenty of evidence and the culprit walked away with no charges.. Sri Lanka, indeed a 'Wonder of Asia' !

    Hamden Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:35 PM

    Already murders like Karuna and Pillayan can become Ministers and CMs why not KP? Sri Lanka has no law and order.

    weera Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:36 PM

    it's true. SF is not done anything to the country. KP Is a good friend of ours. please bring him to the parlimant as karuna and pilleyan. we vote again with you.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:40 PM

    Of course, it is the same with Karuna and Pillayan too. Obviously, there is an underhand deal with KP to benefit the top politicians from his wealth: so, they have now affixed the label of "patriot" on him, although the whole world is aware of KP's clandestine deals with regard to financing the Tiger outfit. this is just another canard from the big Joke Factory which never fails to evoke a laughter.

    Shace-UK Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:41 PM

    They arrested him because there are 2 shipping company under his name!!!! if you have money you can buy anything in banana island!!!!!

    Michael Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Naduth hamuduruwange Baduth hamuduruwange via DM Android App

    MishraMishra Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:08 PM

    Disgusting and utter shame.

    Vaniceno Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    I think it's a very good move that may silence the Tamil diaspora and some interfering voices. The Govt is doing a good job in trying to prove they are no LOUNGER a racist regime. via DM Android App

    Kasthuri Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:03 PM

    What a joke!!!. Fellow Tamils must be laughing from there back sides. Then why was he taken into custody?. Oh.. sorry.. he is enjoying a luxury life,, isn't it!.

    sanj Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:03 PM

    then why the ..... you arrested him?

    RanjithT Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:02 PM

    A very sad story of our times. So at the end he is a saint and we are devils.

    Ranjit Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:19 PM

    Why not we let him go then?

    krishna Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:22 PM

    Then why the government took this man in to custody.

    Sumanasiri Wednesday, 17 October 2012 02:39 PM

    Millions of Dollars in LTTE accounts run by KP vanishes; all the evidence against KP vanishes and he is free; we can put two and two together.

    MM Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:01 PM

    Ane paw ahinsakaya!

    Big Ears Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:06 PM

    Great news for the grass eating lions of the south.

    Michael Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    not kidnapped but arrested via DM Android App

    Joker Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:00 AM

    April fools day is a long way from now. via DM Android App

    Rif Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:43 PM

    The news for the YEAR 2012

    DHA Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:42 PM

    Haaaaaa....good one mate.....

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