Monday, 22 June 2020 13:46

CID to launch immediate investigations into Karuna Amman’s statement

In the wake of wide spread condemnation and criticism of the civil society, immediate investigations have been directed into the controversial statements made by Karuna Amman regarding crimes committed while he was in the LTTE.

The Acting Inspector General of Police has issued these directions to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (22).

Former LTTE commander and ex-parliamentarian Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, at a meeting in Navadinveli last Friday (June 19) made a controversial statement glorifying the killing of Sri Lankan soldiers during his time as an LTTE militant.

His statement drew major criticism and backlash from many parties.

He has said: ‘When I was a member of the LTTE, I killed some 2000 to 3000 Sri Lankan army personnel in one night at Elephant Pass. I have killed more in Killinochchi. That is certainly higher than the number of lives the coronavirus has claimed in Sri Lanka’.

Karuna Amman had challenged the rule of law in Sri Lanka by stating that he had killed 2,000 to 3,000 soldiers in Elephant Pass and another 2,000 in Kilinochchi, former State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said.

“We vehemently condemn this statement made by Karuna Amman,” Mr. Wijewardene said.

(LIN)

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