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Sri Lanka today denied reports on ‘house arresting’ of Canadian NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan and said that the MP was moving freely according to her schedule.

Deputy Inspector General of Police- Jaffna Rohan Dias said that neither the Police nor the military had any authority to keep her under house arrest.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror the DIG further said that the media reports were false and had no factual basis.

Earlier reports said that Canada's Foreign Affairs Ministry was investigating reports that a Toronto NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan was under house arrest in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird tweeted that his staff was "working on these reports."

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Lynne Yelich tweeted that "our High Commissioner in Colombo will be making representations in Sri Lanka to determine her status."

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular of Canada Lynne Yelich tweeted that the Sri Lankan authorities confirmed that there is no arrest warrant for MP Rathika.
 
“Sri Lankan authorities have clarified with us there is no arrest warrant for @RathikaS. We will continue to follow closely until she is home,” she tweeted.
 
( Darshana Sanjeewa)



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  • Wiki Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:39 AM

    Rathika Sitsabaiesan said, "she will take the initiative to form an All Party Parliamentary Committee (APPC) to look into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last stages of the war. She further said, she would prioritize the formation of the APPC to "research and come up with recommendations" for the Canadian government over the report by the UN Experts Panel appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Sitsabaiesan added, "For me the focus is people being treated with fairness, equality, dignity and justice... it is important for the culprits to be identified as a move towards genuine reconciliation

    Grace Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:40 AM

    Before her visit, she would have been brainwashed by some tiger lovers.

    Rahman Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:47 AM

    Jealousy of Sinhalese is the root cause of many problems in Sri Lanka. in fact jealousy runs in Sinhales' blood.

    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:57 AM

    This My country and the country of Rathika Sitsabaies. we were kikked out by war. All the people block our return will perish

    kapruka Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:59 AM

    Why this Bl.b..ch come to our country,Get out from our land and go to frozen and power cut Canada.

    Boom Boom Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:01 AM

    is she married?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 03 January 2014 07:29 AM

    After all, we too have a few women who sit in the Parliament and local councils only on the merits of their pretty faces - so Canada is no exception.

    mohamad Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:13 AM

    no wonder why Canadian PM was misguided by this single lady haha

    ind Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:21 AM

    Seems like all Tamil ladies are MPs! Don't talk nonsense. Even Sinhalese too having good jobs in lot of foreign countries. Same way lot of, may be most of Tamils are washing toilets in western countries.

    Maha Nama Friday, 03 January 2014 02:31 PM

    Mervyn has no brains and no balls.

    Malin Gunawardene Wednesday, 01 January 2014 08:42 AM

    She is freaking hottttt man.

    Nova Friday, 03 January 2014 02:51 PM

    for your information she has a Bachelors and Master's degree. We should be proud of her since she was born in Sri Lanka.

    mutha Wednesday, 01 January 2014 09:02 AM

    your mom and sister also very pritty

    malintha Wednesday, 01 January 2014 10:06 AM

    Dear Nimal, If our government can think so far, our nation would have been much better off.

    grumpy Wednesday, 01 January 2014 10:13 AM

    Do u guys think who ever visit JAFFNA is LTTE? Or who ever come to sort out Tamil/Singhelese issues is LTTE? Grow up Sri lanka.....

    Nimal Wednesday, 01 January 2014 05:43 AM

    Our govt know what Harper and Cameron will react and giving headache if it's true.......so its not a true though

    sobers Wednesday, 01 January 2014 10:19 AM

    Very charming and pretty, Why doesn't Mervyn propose to get married.

    Cobra Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:07 AM

    Rumor spread by the you-know-who!

    Cobra Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:08 AM

    She's pretty, isn't she?

    Cobra Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:09 AM

    And she takes my 'hizzz' away!

    ANTON Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:35 AM

    CANADIAN HAD MADE HER A MINISTER BECAUSE OF HER BEAUTY.

    Iqbal Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:49 AM

    It's reported that some people wanted to see the Canadian MP were prevented by uniformed officers at the entrance to the hotel she was staying in.

    Said Hussein Wednesday, 01 January 2014 06:52 AM

    A person like Rathika can get first hand information from the people in the area. She is capable of finding out the truth.
    Said Hussein
    London

    ANTON Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:05 AM

    MACHAN BALEEMATA PAMANAY, ATHA PATHA GAAMA SAPURAA THAHANAM

    taurus Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:11 AM

    Dont get jealous about this and the fact that the best job a sinhalese lady can find abroad is becoming an housemaid for an arab and providing him sexual favours on the sly.

    Lasanthi Wednesday, 01 January 2014 07:13 AM

    If she wants to undertake such a mission she should have made an official visit and instead making a private one. Also, she would have been swallowed a large number of dead-ropes given by some racist TNA MPs and other LTTE sympathizers!


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