Frontline Socialist Party levels charges against Gota over Gunarathnam’s abduction

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The Frontline Socialist Party yesterday lodged a complaint with police headquarters requesting an investigation on the abduction of its politburo member Kumar Gunaratnam.

The complaint was lodged on the basis of a statement made recently to a weekend newspaper by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

Kumar Gunaratnam and Dimuthu Atigala were abducted April 7, 2012 while they were staying in a house at Kiribathgoda.  The duo were released near the Police Crime Division a day after the abduction.

In the newspaper interview, former Defence Secretary Rajapaksa said that Gunaratnam and Atigala were arrested on a tip off given by a resident living in same neighbourhood as  Gunaratnam’s Kiribathgoda hide-out.

The audio clip by former Defence Secretary Rajapaksa was uploaded to the Internet.

Meanwhile Frontline party politburo member Duminda Nagamuwa said that a thorough investigation should be conducted on the abduction of Gunaratnam.

Frontline party seeks a meeting with President and PM regarding leader’s arrest

The breakaway Marxist party faction, Frontline Socialist Party has sought a meeting with the President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe to discuss the arrest of the party leader Kumar Gunaratnam.

The Propaganda Secretary of the party, Pubudu Jayagoda told Hiru News that a letter had been sent requesting a meeting with the President and the Prime Minister to discuss about Gunaratnam’s political rights. The FSP says the government should reveal its stand on his arrest.

The police last week arrested Gunaratnam, who had become an Australian citizen under the name Noel Mudalige, for absconding in Sri Lanka after overstaying his tourist visa. He was remanded by the court till November 18.