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Colombo's TID interrogates Tamil paramilitary operative

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 22:48 GMT]
Colombo's ‘Terrorist’ Investigation Division (TID) officers are interrogating a 29-year-old Tamil paramilitary operative from Thenmaraadchi, Jaffna, in connection with the discovery of explosives in March at the village of Ma'ravanpulavu, informed sources told TamilNet on Wednesday. Sivarasa Sivakulan alias Murali, who has been a close confidant of former SL Military Commander in Jaffna Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe and who was actively involved in SLFP election campaigns in Thenmaraadchi during the regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa, is the one subjected to interrogations at the notorious 4th Floor in Colombo. Mr Sivakulan has also been a close friend of the present SL Governor of Northern Province Mr Reginald Cooray, informed sources in Jaffna said. He was detained on 11 June.

Sivarasa Sivakulan
Sivarasa Sivakulan with SL Military Officer Sampath

The TID interrogation of Sivakulan comes after the detention of more than 14 Tamils within the last three months.

On 29 March, SL police and military were forced to launch a search operation to arrest a Tamil recruit of the SL military, whom the villagers accused of abusing a Tamil girl.

During the search operation, they came across another person, who was a former LTTE member. He was in possession of explosives and was a friend of the military culprit.

Following the discovery of the explosives, the TID operatives from Colombo carried out a number of abduction-styled arrests in the North and East.

The discovery of explosives was also used to defend continued SL military occupation in Tamil areas.

In the meantime, there were also reports of a section of SL military deploying Tamil recruits and some former LTTE members to justify its claim of continued Sinhala military deployment in the occupied Tamil homeland.

Meanwhile, SL military, police and the SL Governor in North maintain silence on the arrest of SL military operative Sivakulan.

Some of the former LTTE commanders, who were deployed in counter-insurgency operations under Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and released later, have also been detained by the TID, which is using the so-called Prevention of Terrorism Act with a political motivation of serving the interests of the regime in power in Colombo.

Sivakulan was an under-age member of the EPRLF. He became a full-time military intelligence operative at a very young age, the sources said providing photographs of Sivakulan with SL Governor and military personalities.

During the times of peace talks between the LTTE and the Colombo government, the SL Military intelligence had deployed Sivakulan in covert operations against the LTTE, the sources further said.

Sivakulan with SL Governor Reginald Cooray
Sivakulan [right] with SL Governor Reginald Cooray
Sivarasa Sivakulan

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