Colombo's CIDs grill TNA MP behind recent protests

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 June 2012, 17:28 GMT]
Sri Lankan Police investigators in the notorious 4th floor at the Colombo Police Headquarters on Thursday interrogated Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Sivagnanam Sritharan, who has been behind the recent protest at Thirumu'rika'ndi against Colombo's genocidal land grab undertaken through occupying SL military in Vanni. The SL CIDs interrogated Mr Sritharan for three hours confronting him with questions about an interview to a diaspora radio in Tamil, an alleged interview in English in Tamil Nadu, his interactions with the Tamil diaspora in Western countries and his diplomatic connections with the foreign missions, especially his recent interactions with the US Embassy in Colombo, TNA sources said.

A recent interview given by Sritharan was given a twist and published in an Indian media, which was later used by the SL intelligence establishment to lay a ‘legal’ trap against Mr Sritharan.

According to the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, anyone who speaks against the ‘territorial integrity’ of the Sri Lankan State, whether inside or outside of the island, is punishable.

All unitary constitutions enacted in the island since the introduction of universal adult enfranchise in 1931 were rejected by Eezham Tamils in the island on the question of ethnic majoritarian rule.

The 1972 constitution, virtually declaring a Sinhala Buddhist State, was the height of the contention, paved way for the 1976 Vaddukkoaddai Resolution, calling for an independent Tamil Eelam, which was democratically endorsed by Eezham Tamils in the 1977 General Election.

The response of the Sinhala Buddhist State was the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) of 1979 and the 6th Amendment of the SL Constitution in 1983 that prevented any democratic expression of Eezham Tamils against a ‘united’ State.

The freedom of expression of Eezham Tamils in this regard is gagged and vilified in the island ever since the 1977 General Elections.

In the meantime, sources within the TNA alleged that a politician ‘articulating’ for dropping the independence claim of Eezham Tamils within the TNA, had warned Mr Sritharan in advance about a possible CID investigation against him.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.06.18 23:46  
Continuing military excavations in Vanni indicate existence of secret detention of ex-LTTE members
22.06.18 13:20   Photo
Colombo's TID wants to interrogate Tamil journalist from Batticaloa
21.06.18 16:24   Photo
Jaffna Tamil fishers mobilise against southern poaching, expose conduct of SL police
20.06.18 11:52  
Wigneswaran's secretary accuses SL Presidential Secretariat of dodging land release in North
19.06.18 18:33   Photo
SL military stationed in 6,275 acres of public and private lands in Vaakarai, Batticaloa
18.06.18 23:05  
Occupying SL Police in Jaffna again blamed for dodging action on criminal policemen
17.06.18 23:51   Photo
SL policemen fire to kill Tamil man at Church premises in Mallaakam, Jaffna
16.06.18 20:31  
US naval, seismic partnerships with genocidal Sri Lanka bring miseries to Eezham Tamils in Trincomalee
15.06.18 21:07   Photo
Swiss ruling, a precedent-setting victory for Right of Self-Determination oriented freedom fighters
14.06.18 20:03  
Only an international investigation would establish truth on enforced disappeared
13.06.18 22:37   Photo
Colombo schemes Sinhala military-led industrialisation of KKS exploiting geopolitics
12.06.18 19:49   Photo
Mannaar mass grave could be from early 1990s, shocking details emerge
11.06.18 14:38  
Sirisena yet to revoke Gazette notification of Colombo's seizure of Champoor lands
10.06.18 19:14  
Tamil families caught in dilemma of transferring lands in Seruvila, Trincomalee
09.06.18 19:04  
SL military attempts to rout out Tamil shop owners in Ampaa'rai village
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=35332