The Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) has requested the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian, S. Sritharan, to appear at the TID headquarters over the comments he has made to the press on alleged land acquisition in the Kilinochchi District. Sritharan told Ceylon Today, two men from the TID had even visited his house in Jaffna and inquired about him from his wife.
“A person identifying himself as PC Thilakaratne from the TID spoke to me over the phone on Thursday and requested me to be present at the TID headquarters. He told me the TID needs certain explanation on the comments I am supposed to have made over the alleged land acquisition by the Army in the Iranamadu and the Paravipanchan areas in the Kilinochchi District to the media,” he said.
Commenting further on the call from the TID, Sritharan said it was the fourth time he would be questioned by the TID. “I was first invited to the fourth floor in May 2012, then in November 2012 for the second time and third time in the early part of this year,” he said.
Meanwhile, another TNA Parliamentarian, Suresh K. Premachandran, was also questioned at the fourth floor a week ago, over an interview he had given to the Indian media.