Disna Mudalige, Camelia Nathaniel and Amali Mallawaarachchi
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday that he would draw the attention of President Maithripala Sirisena and Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to the concerns expressed in Parliament on the killing of two Police officers in Vavunathivu, Batticaloa.
UNP MP Nalin Bandara requested to probe whether there is a link between the killing of two Police officers in Batticaloa and Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan’s (Karuna Amman) threatening tweet on Thursday. MP Bandara read out former MP Muralitharan’s tweet which said, “Please remember I am Karuna Amman from Batti”.Maybe you ask other people who Karuna Amman was before 2004”. The MP raised concerns as to whether this means Amman was trying to reorganise his former terrorist outfit.
TNA MP M.A.Sumanthiran supported MP Bandara’s statement adding that Amman was making various statements in public over the past few days.
“Since the events of October 26, Karuna Amman has come out of the cold and started speaking. Four policemen have been shot at in Batticaloa and two have succumbed to their injuries. According to information we got, we have serious suspicions about whether they have been rejuvenated since Oct 26,” he said.
He also noted that EPDP cadres have also come out of the woodwork with an attack on activists of another Tamil party. “A person calling himself a minister says ‘I have returned’ using a famous screen dialogue to terrorise the people,” he added.
UNP MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara pointed out that the incident in Batticoloa was serious in nature and needs proper investigation, as such crimes did not take place during the past three and half years.