Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Kilinochchi District Parliamentarian, S. Sritharan, was questioned for the fifth time by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in Kilinochchi yesterday.
Sritharan told Ceylon Today that he was questioned by Officer-In-Charge of TID, Prasanna de Alwis, along with two other TID officials, Thilakaratne and Uthayakuma at the TNA’s Kilinochchi office Arivakam, about his recent visit to Canada.
“The TID contacted me three days ago and said they wanted to talk to me about the issues with regard to the allegations against the Army on land acquisition and on disappearances. However, they visited my office in Kilinochchi and questioned me on my recent visit to Canada. The TID officials said, they had received information that I had told a meeting in Canada, the Army had destroyed the assets of the people and also criticized the recruiting of Tamil women to the Army. They also said, I was supposed to have told in Canada that the LTTE could re-emerge in Canada,” Sritharan said.
The TNA parliamentarian added, the TID officers grilled him for nearly two hours and it was the fifth time he was questioned by the TID. He also said, earlier he was invited to the TID Headquarters to Colombo for questioning. But, it was the first time the TID officials had come to his office in Kilinochchi. “This is ridiculous. I have been unnecessarily dragged into interrogations by the TID several times and I would be bringing this issue to President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon. I have already informed my Leader, R. Sampanthan, and my Counsel and fellow Parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran. (AP)