Govt won’t respond to query on KP



MP Dissanayake asked the government how The Island had been given exclusive access to KP and the LTTEer allowed to set up an NGO while being in custody.


by Saman Indrajith


 


The government yesterday declined to answer several questions raised by an Opposition MP regarding LTTE heavyweight Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP held by the government.


"What you are asking is sensitive and will compromise national security," Leader of the House, Irrigation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said in reply to questions raised by DNA MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake.


 


Among the questions MP Dissanayake raised were the whereabouts of KP and if he was to be given a special pardon or charged in Court.


Minister De Silva said investigations were still underway and the details would be revealed later. "National security is of the utmost importance," he said.


MP Dissanayake, while recalling KP’s arrest exactly year ago on August 05, said that as the successor to LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, he had control over enormous amount of wealth. The government was on record as saying that KP’s funds would be confiscated.


MP Dissanayake asked the government how The Island had been given exclusive access to KP and the LTTEer allowed to set up an NGO while being in custody.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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