By Colombo Telegraph –
Defence Secretary Gotabhaya has asked the Australian government to provide details of the leader of JVP dissident group leader Premakumar Gunaratnam’s arrival in Sri Lanka.
He made this request when Australian High Commissioner in Colombo, Robyn Mudie, took up the issue of his disappearance with the government over the weekend. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa told Mudie that since she had declared the missing person an Australian national, she should prove that he had arrived in Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa emphasised that as far as records pertaining to arrivals at the Bandaranaike International Airport were concerned, no Australian national carrying a passport bearing the name, Premakumar Gunaratnam, had ever come to Sri Lanka. High Commissioner Mudie has claimed that Australian authorities had received a complaint from the missing person’s wife that her husband had gone missing in Sri Lanka. The Defence Secretary has also reminded HC Mudie that the Australian High Commission had ignored a previous request from the GoSL to help establish the whereabouts of Gunaratnam, following media reports of his arrival in the country.
Meanwhile Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Australia, Thisara Samarasinghe, says his government has yet to establish whether Sydney man Kumar Gunaratnam was abducted in Colombo. Watch the ABC video below for the full interview;
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