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TNA MP With Tiger Links Detained

THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) conducting investigations into LTTE activities, yesterday (22) produced Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Sathasivam Kanagaratnam before the Colombo Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Nisantha Hapuarachchi and said the MP is alleged to have violated the Emergency Regulations and assisted the LTTE.

Kanagaratnam was arrested by the CID while he was with the people who came from the uncleared areas. He was trapped in Mullaitivu for several months.

The CID has commenced an investigation against the MP who is alleged to have been involved with LTTE terrorist activities under the detention orders issued on May 21 by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Investigations revealed that Kanagaratnam is alleged to have violated the Emergency Regulations and committed several offences.

On an application by the CID, Judge Hapuarachchi ordered the CID to detain the suspect and conduct investigations and submit a comprehensive report to Court on the next date, July 26. (Courtesy : Daily News)