By Jamila Najmuddin
The government says investigations into Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP are still continuing and he will be produced in court at an appropriate time, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online, Minister Bogollagama said that KP was being detained under the laws of the country in order to protect the territorial integrity of Sri Lanka.
“Investigations against KP are on and he is being detained under the laws of the country. Every country has their laws to maintain to protect it’s territorial integrity which is why KP is being detained,” Minister Bogollagama said.
When questioned if KP would be produced in court any time soon, the Minister said, “We will produce him at the correct time.”
Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse said last month that the government was still in the process of gathering information from KP because he was a person who was working with the LTTE especially on international affairs, business and procurement.
“Therefore we want to get as much information as possible and especially to break into their (the LTTE) network and get their assets,” Rajapakse said.
He added that the government had been very successful in getting information from KP as it is through these details that they were able to apprehend Rajan and capture one ship.
“Further we have come to know about a lot of businesses the LTTE had, operating in various parts of the world,” Rajapakse said.
KP who was announced as the new LTTE leader after the Tigers were defeated in May was arrested by the Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities in Bangkok in August last year. (Daily Mirror online)
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:59 AM
Court date? Are they joking, if he comes to court, he will reveal who got paid-off to keep in safety and comfort in Colombo.
Friday, 02 April 2010 02:18 PM
Why not Gen. Sarath Fonseka gets the same comforts. When god punishes they won't know where to run.
Friday, 02 April 2010 02:08 PM
The guy has good taste and style unlike some of our morons. Any way he should face the music for the crimes committed
Friday, 02 April 2010 09:07 AM
Temple Trees, in comfort.
Friday, 02 April 2010 06:44 AM
How long will they take to bring him to justice. Not during our time and not even during Sakkaraya's time
Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:33 PM
KP is busy calling the LTTE supporters to work with the government.
Thursday, 01 April 2010 06:29 PM
The Foreign Minister thinks that all Sri Lankans are idiots. For how long can the government fool its citizens?
Thursday, 01 April 2010 05:28 PM
KP will be the Chief Minister of the Northern Province?
Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:12 PM
Poor guy , he will lose his luxury life style. He should join the govt. as a Minister after the elections.
Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:04 PM
Why was the govt. quite for a long time? Is it just an excuse since KP maybe be helping govt. for something? Or maybe just to keep him an unknown place the emergency is still on???
Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:34 PM
Pending investigations , detained in absolute comfort and luxury? Did anyone hear of a General Sarath Fonseka?
Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:01 PM
Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:01 PM
KP is on holiday at Tax Payer's expense, in this tourist paradise.
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:05 AM
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:52 AM
KP is a Huge Goldmine !. Digging by the Company is not completed yet !. What's found...? Strictly confidential !
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:24 AM
How come it takes so long to bring charges against KP but so quick to bring charges against SF???? Over to you Gotabaya.
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:23 AM
who will be the owner of Assest ?????
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:14 AM
KP SURRENDERD TO THE AUTHORITIES-BUT NOT ARRESTED.
Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:03 AM
very near place to prabha
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:59 AM
ALL TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY , KP, INCLUDING " KARUNA " & CO ARE GIVEN ROYAL TREATMENT, WHEREAS THE WAR HERO IS LANGUISHING IN PRISON & COURT MARTIALED, WHERE IS JUSTICE???????????
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:20 AM
what a shame on this goverment???
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:16 AM
he will never be brought into court unless he supports the opposition...
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:13 AM
Assest To whom ??????????????????????
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:12 AM
In which prison he is being held?
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:09 AM
Another wonderful election gimmick.....!!!
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