Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 8:07
A report from the government to the Geneva commission
Sri Lanka informed the UNHRC in Geneva that the Sri Lanka’s Law enforcement authorities have to take national security into consideration as a prominent LTTE operative now in Sri Lanka was actively involved in reviving the LTTE by regrouping LTTE cadres.
The Sri Lankan delegation to the UNHRC said in its right of reply on statements made regarding the arrest and detention of Balendran Jeyakumari, and the detention of Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen that Investigations revealed that K.P. Selvanayagam alias Gobi who had been overseas and returned to Sri Lanka was actively involved in reviving the LTTE through regrouping LTTE cadres and recruiting unemployed local youth with the intention of using them for acts of terrorism.
It also said that the intention of these LTTE operatives headed by Gobi had been to recover arms cachés hidden by the LTTE prior to their defeat.
Meanwhile the Government stated in Geneva that Rukee Fernando and Father Praveen had been arrested in Kilinochchi under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
Police Media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told our news team that by now these two had been set free.