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Former Tamil UNP minister questioned over 'pro-LTTE' comment

The former state minister and UNP MP, Vijayakala Maheswaran was questioned by Sri Lanka's Organized Crimes Division today over allegedly making a 'pro-LTTE' statement.

Ms Maheswaran, who was questioned for over four hours at her home in Jaffna, was forced to resign from her ministerial portfolio after she was reported to have made a speech calling for the resurgence of the LTTE. 

The UNP also launched an investigation into the incident, with several backbenchers calling for her resignation and prosecutions at the time. 

The results of a four member committee, appointed by the UNP To investigate the incident, are understood to be presented to the UNP Working Committee tomorrow.