TNA MP Kanagaretnam allowed to meet fellow TNA MPs
[TamilNet, Saturday, 30 May 2009, 16:53 GMT]
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians, Mr N Srikantha and Mr Sivanathan Kishor met separately their fellow parliamentarian Sathasivam Kanagaretnam who is being detained in the Fourth Floor of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Sri Lanka Police in Colombo. Mr.Kanagaretnam is detained since a special CID team took him into custody from an internment camp in Omanthai, in Vavuniyaa district where Vanni IDPs are being kept, media reports said.
Mr.Kanagaretnam represents Mullaitheivu district in parliament
Mr.Kanagaretnam and his family were caught in the ‘no-fire zone ‘in the Vanni region. Later he and his family moved to Omanthai where he stayed in an internment camp allocated for the IDPs.
On receipt of information a special team of the CID rushed to Omanthai and brought Mr.Kanagaretnam to Colombo. His family is still being kept in the Omanthai internment camp, sources said.
Earlier the MP was held incommunicado.
Later he was allowed to pay last respects to a dead fellow parliamentarian Mr.Kanagasabai Pathmanathan, who represented Amparai district.
Now the MP has been allowed to meet fellow parliamentarians. Parliamentarian Mr.N.Srikantha met Mr.Kanagaretnam on Monday and Mr.Sivanathan Kishore, Vanni MP on Tuesday .