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Former LTTE cadres interrogated by TID, Ranil pledges action

Sri Lanka's prime minister, Ranil Wickremetunge pledged to look at the ongoing investigations by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of former LTTE cadres who are now members of the Crusaders for Democracy political party.  

Crusaders for Democracy's secretary, Kathir was called to the TID's 4th floor office in Colombo on May 14 where he was questioned from dawn till dusk. He was released on the condition that he should be able to respond to a summons at any time in future. 

The party leader, Venthan has since received a summons, ordering him to attend an inquiry at the 4th floor yesterday where he was questioned for over five hours on commemoration events for Mullivaikkaal genocide and for Maaveerar Naal on November 27. 

Speaking at a meeting in Kilinochchi on Monday, Mr Wickremesinghe was responding to a statement made by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, Mavai Senathirajah, who questioned why the men were being called for questioning when they had completed the government's 'rehabilitation' programme and were engaged in democratic politics.