ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 44

Tamil MP questioned over vehicle

TNA parliamentarian K. Sivajilingam was questioned by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) for more than ten hours over allegations that he had handed over a vehicle to the LTTE in the Wanni after driving through the Omanthai check point.

The TID also questioned the MP about his regular trips to the Wanni, meetings with the LTTE and addressing rebel propaganda meetings during overseas visits.

The questioning came following allegations that the MP had taken a vehicle belonging to the Tamil Rehablitation Organsation TRO and handed it over to the LTTE. He had walked back through the check point after a few hours.

The funds of the TRO had been frozen on a directive of the courts. The MP told The Sunday Times he had explained to the TID that he had the right to park the vehicle in any location and denied that the vehicle was handed over to the LTTE.

Earlier this week President Mahinda Rajapaksa making an obvious reference to this case told a group of editors and senior journalists that there was an instance where an MP had handed over his vehicle to the LTTE and returned to the government-controlled area.

The MP has been asked to report to the TID for further questioning on Tuesday

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