Government to investigate LTTE link to Rajapaksha

KILLERSThe Government says it will investigate the LTTE activities over the past few years including its funding and alleged links it had with the former Government.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking in Mawanella today, said that the Government wants to know what happened to the funds of the LTTE.

“This is part of our probe on corruption. The former Government always accused us of having links with the LTTE but it was they who had links with the Tigers,” the Prime Minister said.

He said that investigations will include obtaining information on the LTTE ships, gold and money yet to be found even after the war.

The Prime Minister said that the public in the North have said they have evidence to share over the LTTE and so that evidence will also be obtained.

“This is a large scale investigation,” the Prime Minister added.

The Prime Minister also claimed that there was an attempt to use the LTTE to prevent the Tamils in the north from voting at the last Presidential elections.

Wickremesinghe also said that when the European court ruled in support of the LTTE the former Government did not take steps to assist the European Union to reverse the court ruling.

“We have said we will assist the EU to ensure the ban on the LTTE in the EU remains,” he said.

The Prime Minister also questioned the former Government’s failure to handover Kumaran Pathmanathan, better known as KP, to India.

KP is wanted in India over the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. (Colombo Gazette)