Democratic National Alliance (DNA) parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake today (5) asked the government if senior LTTE member Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP is in the custody of the government on a court order or on a detention order by the Defence Secretary and if the government was planning on pardoning him.
Dissanayake posed several questions to the government in parliament today under Clause 23/2 of the parliamentary Standing Orders.
He also asked the government to divulge details as to where KP was held since his arrest a year ago and if there has been an investigation conducted into him.
Dissanayake through his queries requested for a detailed explanation from the government on KP.
He charged that the lack of transparency in dealing with a man whom the government has termed as a terrorist, arms and drug dealer posed doubts on the country’s rule of law.
Dissanayake noted that the government has taken steps to provide freedoms to KP while detaining the youths who were forcibly enlisted to the LTTE by the likes of KP.