SLA summons MP

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 October 1999, 10:53 GMT]
Mr.R. Yogarajan, MP for the Colombo District, was summoned by the Police to record a statement from him yesterday following a complaint made against him by a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) officer said sources.

The SLA officer stated in the complaint that the MP obstructed him from performing duties and that it had lead to escape of 6 members of the Liberation Tigers, the sources said.

On Friday the MP had contacted the SLA officer and protested against arrests of over 75 Tamils during a cordon and search operation in Colombo.

The MP said the arrests were "unnecessary". It led to heated argument between the MP and the officer.

 

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