The government investigating an alleged Tamil National Alliance (TNA) plot to provide unsubstantiated information to UN war crimes investigators wants to question Vavuniya-based senior TNA official Alvapillai Vijendrakumar alias Shan Master.
Authoritative sources told The Island yesterday that the TNA official had hurriedly left his Vavuniya residence and sought refuge presumably in Colombo or its suburbs after his name transpired in the ongoing probe. Sources said that Vijendrakumar had to be questioned to verify the alleged involvement of two politicians, one of them a member of Parliament. Sources said the politicians were responsible for what they called a vilification campaign against Sri Lanka.
A senior investigator said: “The police searched Vijendrakumar’s residence consequent to the recovery of 25 blank UN war crimes complaint forms from Sinnathamby Krishnarasa, a civilian who had received LTTE training. We took Krishnarasa into custody on October 25 at Mulankavil in the Vanni. Under interrogation, the suspect claimed that he received the blank forms from Vijendrakumar on the afternoon of Oct 22 in Vavuniya.”