July 12, 2020

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Karuna informs CID he is unable to record statement

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Karuna Amman has informed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that he is currently unable to provide a statement, sources told Ada Derana.

Reportedly, Leader of the Tamil United Freedom Front (TUFF), through his lawyers, has informed the CID that he is unable to provide a statement as he is unwell.

However, it is reported that he will record a statement once he recovers.

On Monday (June 22), the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. directed the CID to launch immediate investigations into the controversial statements made by Karuna Amman regarding crimes committed while he was in the LTTE.

Former LTTE commander and ex-parliamentarian Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman, at a meeting in Navadinveli last Friday (June 19) made a controversial statement glorifying the killing of Sri Lankan soldiers during his time as an LTTE militant.

His statement drew major criticism and backlash from many parties.

He has said: ‘When I was a member of the LTTE, I killed some 2000 to 3000 Sri Lankan army personnel in one night at Elephant Pass. I have killed more in Killinochchi. That is certainly higher than the number of lives the coronavirus has claimed in Sri Lanka’.

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