United National Party Jaffna district Parliamentarian and former state minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran was arrested today by the Police Organised Crimes Preventive Division in connection with a controversial statement she made recently on the resurgence of the LTTE.
Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said she had been summoned to the Police Organised Crimes Preventive Division to record a statement this morning (Oct 8) after which she was arrested.
He said she would be produced in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (Oct 8).
The Attorney General previously gave the green light to the Police on filing legal action against the Parliamentarian as there was a criminal element in her statement.
Addressing a state event in Jaffna, Maheswaran said the LTTE should be revived to ensure the well-being of Tamils in the North.
She made this remark while the LTTE was still a banned terrorist organization in Sri Lanka.