The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the present government too is trying to sweep under the carpet, the investigations related to the atrocities committed by former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan, alias KP.
The JVP propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath says that that the Attorney General has informed, he does not have enough evidence yet to prosecute KP after investigating for over 8 months, charges presented by the JVP against KP in a petition.
Herath told the media yesterday that the AG’s department had first requested time until end of March to investigate the petition against KP which was filed on 08 January and later in March it had asked for a further 06 months.
“Now the AG is saying he has not found any credible evidence against the 46 charges. We would like to know what they are” he added.
Herath said that although the former Army commander had openly said that he was willing to provide information with regards to KP, the AG’s department was yet to consult him.
The JVP parliamentarian said that people were eagerly waiting to know the truth about what happened to the money, gold, ships and other wealth reportedly possessed by KP.
“Although the UNP, when in the opposition shouted that the Rajapaksa’s have swindled KP’s wealth, they are now keeping silent over the issue. The government has to tell the people what they are going to do about KP” he added.
Pathmanathan alias KP was an international arms smuggler who procured massive loads of weapons worth billions of dollars for the terrorist organization that ravaged a deadly war for 30 years. He was involved in arms smuggling operations across Asia, Canada, US and Europe.
Sri Lankan authorities arrested KP in Malaysia in August 2009 and brought to Sri Lanka. He was under protective custody of the Rajapaksa government.