Detained TNA MP pays last respects to fellow MP Pathmanathan

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 04:55 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Mullaiththeevu district parliamentarian Mr. Sathasivam Kanagaretnam, escorted by police officers of the Crime Intelligence Unit Saturday afternoon, paid his last respects to departed fellow parliamentarian Mr. Kanagasabai Pathmanathan who passed away in Mathurai in Tamil Nadu. Mr. Kanagaretnam was dressed in sarong and an old shirt, sources in Colombo said.

Mr. Kanagaretnam was trapped in Vanni region for about eight months and later sought refuge in Oamanththai along with displaced people.

Now Mr.Kanagaretnam is being detained by the Crime Intelligence Unit in Colombo, sources said.

Mr Kanagararetnam was in an emaciated physical condition, and was first difficult to recognize it was him, fellow TNA parliamentarians present at the funeral parlour in Colombo said.

Mr. Kanagaretnam was allowed only about fifteen minutes at the funeral parlour and later taken to the CID office by the police officials.


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