Sri Lanka Army questions former Tamil National Alliance MP

May 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army had questioned the former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M.K. Sivajilingam, the Sinhala daily The Divaina reported today.

The Army has reportedly questioned Sivajilingam on his attempt to mobilize people to urge the Army to withdraw the Army camp established in Velvetithurai village.

Valvettithurai, popularly known as VVT, is the birthplace of slain leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Sivajilingam is a close relative of Prabhakaran. He undertook the funerals of the Tiger leader’s parents when their other remaining children did not participate.

The newspaper said that former MP Sivajilingam who contested the general election in 2010 in an alliance with the Left Front led by Dr. Wickramabahu Karunarathne had the demand to withdraw the VVT Army camp in his election manifesto as well.

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