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11 January 2010 02:18 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The police yesterday arrested and later released a representative of Presidential candidate Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne during the funeral of the father of LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran in Velvetithurai.

According to the media unit of Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne, Dharmasiri Lankapeli was arrested by the Velvetithurai police while he was addressing the gathering at the funeral of Thiruvengadam Velupillai.

He was representing Dr. Vickramabahu at the invitation of Tamil Presidential Candidate MK Shivajilingam to whom the handling of the final rites was entrusted by the LTTE leader’s family.

The police accused Dharmasiri Lankapeli of inciting racial hatred, the media unit of Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne said. Lankapeli was taken to the police station and later released.

  Comments - 4

  • Monday, 11 January 2010 03:01 PM

    Mahnida's style of reconcilliation!!!

    Monday, 11 January 2010 03:52 PM

    Some additional sympathy votes to Dr.

    Monday, 11 January 2010 04:51 PM

    Well the SL government will even go to the grave of their enemy's parents - Shame

    Monday, 11 January 2010 08:40 AM

    ideal occasion for racial hatred to be re-ignited and make prabakarans to re-group; not for any love for the tamils but to get some cheap votes.

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