The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) refuted claims it is linked to an individual who was arrested recently for distributing blank forms in the North to obtain statements for a UN led investigation on Sri Lanka.
A TNA statement said that some media reports have falsely suggested that the TNA, through a senior TNA official named Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master, is involved in a scheme to provide fabricated evidence to the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka through the distribution and collection of forms.
“Vijendrakumar is not a TNA official, nor is he a member of the TNA, and his alleged activities with regard to the distribution and collection of forms have not been endorsed by the TNA,” the TNA said.
The TNA says it does not support the collection of evidence for the OHCHR investigation through the distribution and collection of specimen forms, not least because the evidential value of information collected in this manner is very low.
“The suggestion that the TNA is involved in collecting fabricated evidence is thus spurious and manifestly untrue,” the TNA said.
The TNA however noted that it unequivocally asserts the right of all victims and witnesses of crimes to present information known by them to the OHCHR investigation, and condemns threats made by government functionaries against victims and witnesses who cooperate with UN mechanisms.
The TNA has encouraged all victims of international crimes committed in Sri Lanka to make submissions to the OHCHR investigation through proper and appropriate channels. (Colombo Gazette)