THE DOUBLE STANDARDS
According to our statistics 18 such people has been taken in to custody for the last five months. Two people has been released said Batticaloa District TNA Parliament MP P. Ariyanethram.
The MP further said “There are people who joined LTTE voluntarily and involuntarily, later they voluntarily got out to get married and lived a normal life. They went to the Middle East due to hardships. There are people who has come for holidays and gone during the former president’s period among the people who were arrested”
MP Ariyanethram said yesterday a relative complained to him that a person named Kandapodi Thawarajah a 36 year old father of two kids was taken into custody in the Katunayake Airport.
Describing what happened she said “My husband has arrived at the Katunayake airport at 1.30. My brother has gone to receive him. Around 5P my brother got a call and said this call is from the TID (Terrorist Investigative Department). They said they are taking him for questioning. They told us to come and take his goods”
MP Ariyanethram said that they have spoken about these arrests in the parliament. He said he has given a list of names of the people who got arrested to Minister John Amarathunga at his request.
When we inquired about this from the Police media spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara he said that he would inquire about these if there is any information of such arrests.