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Premakumar Gunarathnam arrested:JVP dissidents


7 April 2012 06:19 am - 41     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


JVP dissident leader Premakumar Gunarathnam and member of the dissident arm Dimuthu Attigala have been arrested early this morning, the JVP dissidents said. The dissident leader of the JVP was arrested in Kiribathgoda while Attigala had been arrested in Thalawathugoda, a spokesman of the media unit of the Frontline Socialist Party said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, frontline member of the JVP dissident group Pubudu Jayagoda said that the arrest was made by the state defense establishment. “ The arrest was made by the countries security forces but they have been denying this. We will take all possible legal measures  against the arrest. We are now in the process of lodging a complaint at the IGP’s office” he said

Addressing a press conference held today in this regard Senadheera Gunathilake a member of the newly formed party said that the arrest was preceded by intimidation. “There was a meeting that was held last night, this morning when one of our comrades visited the house in which Gunarathnam was staying at around 4 in the morning he had seen that the tire of the vehicle Gunarathnam was supposed to travel was deflated. Later when he went in, he saw the backdoor of the house Gunarathnam was staying in broken and some of his belongings kept in the room being disrupted” he said.

When contacted the Police said they were unaware of the arrest. (K.B & H.F)

  Comments - 41

  • AI Sunday, 08 April 2012 10:08 AM

    He was in Australia with us 15-20 years. Can you arrest australian citizens ?

    Vignesh Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:06 PM

    This what happen past north and east .No one care .Now evey where.

    RAJU Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:49 PM


    sundram Saturday, 07 April 2012 11:28 PM

    Is he arrested or abducted?

    hettiarachi Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:06 AM

    Mahinda Sinthana in action! what a wonderful democracy we have?

    Anusha Sunday, 08 April 2012 02:23 AM

    Shall we tell the world, We have the freedom to live in this island as human been.

    Rohan Sunday, 08 April 2012 03:51 AM

    What makes you to think they would admit that they arrested the duo?

    Siri Sunday, 08 April 2012 03:36 AM

    we don't want another '89 ,enough is enough.

    Esala Sunday, 08 April 2012 03:50 AM


    Pramod Fernando Sunday, 08 April 2012 08:10 AM

    This is the easiest way to get foreign visas.

    nadeeka herath Sunday, 08 April 2012 09:50 AM

    it is a proof for none can escape from law. Even after decades...........

    Yuri Saturday, 07 April 2012 06:37 PM

    Good lessen

    Piratheep Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:12 AM

    Can not arrest him without a reason ..but can abduct any one without a reason though..we people forget the things really quickly.. .

    seeya Sunday, 08 April 2012 05:04 PM

    It should be a priority of the state to ensure that communal politics are removed from Northern politics, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.
    “These voters should be given a chance because it is their democratic right. They should be given political leadership by national level political parties, such as, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). One time LTTE member Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan (Karuna Amman) is now the vice president of the SLFP,” the Defence Secretary said. This is a step in the right direction, he said.

    Now..MR and Company.. if you believe in this.. why did you guys "arrest" him? or did your White van take him? Why are you frightened of this guy? Are you shitting on your pants guys?

    Jamison Sunday, 08 April 2012 06:20 PM

    How can they abduct people like this ? Shame on this country....

    sinha jayasuriya Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:01 PM

    can Australian citizen run a Sri Lankan political party.

    Lal.Fernando Sunday, 08 April 2012 11:06 PM

    Was he arrested or abducted? If he is an Australian Citizen the australian government should intervene now. This is terrible this type of things should be stopped now and immediately.It seeme to me there is no democracy in this country any more.Who ever who does these things must remember that they are playing with human lives.If caught those who commit these crimes should be punished according to the law of the country.

    Roger Monday, 09 April 2012 07:00 AM

    what do you mean easy way for Kumar to get a VISA

    Roger Monday, 09 April 2012 07:02 AM

    Yes he can he's a dual citizen

    Conty Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:45 AM

    Now that is a good conspiracy theory! Good one 99!!

    Conty Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:14 AM

    After 20 years in Australia why mess around in S/L politics. Did he think he was the next "Messiah "?

    anjosh Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:06 PM

    I think they are members of LTTE .

    j Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:17 AM

    Under what charge did they arrest, is that going to another SF drama?

    Tharuka Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:30 AM

    Is this part of wonder Aisia? No democreatic rights in this mirical island. Under MR, all people's HR have been violated. MR siad he is a best HR protector in the country and first he went Geniva for protect Sri Lankans' HR.

    kondebendapucheena Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:10 AM

    Complain to Geneva

    jayasiri Saturday, 07 April 2012 08:07 AM

    Under what charges they were arrested? Can we live in Sri Lanka without being arrested by security forces?

    Fusion Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:56 AM

    In this country I guess being arrested is better than being abducted by the white van?

    On a more serious note: What are the charges? Either charge them or release them, and even while in custody they have rights. I just hope they are not abused or tortured. But is that wishful thinking on my part?

    Godaya Saturday, 07 April 2012 09:58 AM

    JVP would have complained the defense authorities to save them from dissident group.

    Bandara Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:42 AM

    Is it arrested or abducted? If arrested Police should know.

    subbiah Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:54 AM

    Democracy is losing its meaning in Sri Lanka

    TM Lal Saturday, 07 April 2012 10:56 AM

    Do not expose your idiocy and ignorance to the world.

    kiribath Saturday, 07 April 2012 07:27 AM

    with gratest difficulty they came to the democratic parth, let them be their, otherwise future governments will have problems.

    SF Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:40 PM

    this man is (was) the next hope of usa after the loss of vp. good that he was taken care of before he executed his plans (orders).

    sinnan Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:21 PM

    How long? not to know what really happened and who did it,

    IS IC sleeping at least after GENEVA?

    This kind of play with even singalease will pay dividend if not with tamils.

    Lunar Saturday, 07 April 2012 01:48 PM

    Now someone tells me whether we are under radar of Geneva scrutiny is good or bad for our Banana Republic???

    Nodrog Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:13 PM

    Let the charges of arrest be known so there will be no doubt especially now when our human rights credibility is being questioned.

    sanaboy Saturday, 07 April 2012 02:28 PM

    Good topic to be popular

    kunjan Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:16 PM

    MR think well u r ok but every one screws you.Pull your socks...u r in trouble its seems..

    xlntgson Saturday, 07 April 2012 03:28 PM

    They have their own name, why call them JVPers, dissidents etc?

    Real Peace Saturday, 07 April 2012 04:03 PM

    Remember.....another Geneva is round the corner!!

    Lankeshwara Saturday, 07 April 2012 05:45 PM

    One's political opinion could be right or wrong with another. But the very right to hold any opinion must be protected.

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