Statement likely to be recorded from G.L on claims over explosives

G.L-PeirisA statement is likely to be recorded from former Foreign Minister, Professor G L Peiris on a statement he made over the explosives recovered in the north yesterday.

Peiris had claimed that the explosives recovered in Chavakachcheri was to be transported to Wellawatta.

Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake said that the statement made by Professor G.L Peiris must be investigated.

Karunatillake told reporters at the weekly post cabinet press briefing today that even before investigations into the discovery of the explosives was launched the former Minister had made a statement saying the explosives were being taken to Colombo.

A suicide jacket and explosives were recovered from a house in Chavakachcheri in Jaffna yesterday.

The police media unit said that the suicide jacket and explosives were recovered from the house based on information received by the police.

The police said that three parcels found in the house contained 12kg of TNT explosives.

The police also recovered 100 bullets and batteries used to trigger explosives.

The police said that it is believed the explosives were hidden in the house during the war which ended in 2009.

The owner of the house had fled but the police launched an operation and arrested him in Kilinochchi. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. “Since the conclusion of the conflict, approximately 12,000 LTTE cadres had been released following rehabilitation. However, thousands had not undergone rehabilitation and, therefore, posed a severe threat; sources said, adding that the main suspect of Chavakachcheri incident was among those managed to shun rehabilitation programme.” – Source, The Island

    I had a conversation with few LTTE cadres in Jaffna who had been released without rehabilitation programme by the previous government. Those carders views are shocking and disturbing. The government must do something about it, or it will pay a high price.

  2. If Tamils have educated others how discrimination will lead to adverse affects to people as African Americans had done, we could have saved many leaders and intellectuals. On top of that we would not have gone through sufferings for three decades, and losing precious lives. According to the civil rights leader “March on Washington” was a great success. One of the journalists asked why, was the dream speech by MLK Jr? The Civil rights leader said “It was a good speech, but nobody has died today that is why I call it success.” I wish Tamil leaders understand what is success.

    The LTTE assassinated Prime ministers, politicians, government servants, journalists, academics and religious figures. They all were great-loss to Sri Lanka and to the world. The LTTE had assassinated political leaders and intellectuals far more than Al-Qaeda? Why the US, Tamil diaspora leaders, the UN, and human rights organisations kept silence until China came to help the Sri Lankan government to eliminate the LTTE? Here are Prime Ministers, Ministers and MPs that the LTTE had assassinated. This list doesn’t have provincial councillors, local councillors, other politicians, military officers, police officers, civil servants, journalists, academics and religious figures.

    Rajiv Gandhi, Ranasinghe Premadasa, Lalith Athulathmudali, D. M. Dassanayake, Gamini Dissanayake, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, C. V. Gunaratne, Lakshman Kadirgamar, Weerasinghe Mallimarachchi, G. M. Premachandra, Ranjan Wijeratne, Ossie Abeygunasekara, A. L. Abdul Majeed, M. Alalasundaram, A. Amirthalingam, Nadarajah Atputharajah (alias Ramesh) M. Canagaratnam, A. Chandranehru, V. Dharmalingam, Alfred Duraiappah, M. E. H. Maharoof, T. Maheshwaran, Joseph Pararajasingham. Shantha Kumara Punchihewa, Kingsley Rasanayagam, Nadarajah Raviraj, S. Shanmuganathan, S. Sivamaharajah, K. Sivanesan, Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sam Tambimuttu, A. Thiagarajah, A. Thangathurai, Neelan Tiruchelvam, Gamini Wijesekara, G. Yogasangari, V. Yogeswaran.


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