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Over 13,000 Tigers in the IDP Camps PDF Print E-mail
Well over 13,000 suspected Tiger cadres that were hiding in the refugee camps for the displaced were taken in to custody. The CID is now questioning and recording their statements now. The Tiger suspects are being detained in 11 detention centres in Vavuniya and each of them has been individually photographed and all data obtained. It is said that there are many front line LTTE leaders among them and the secret police have launched a special program to identify them.

A senior defence official said that these investigations are being done to determine how legal action could be taken against them and the formation of a new suitable judicial system to carry out the legal proceedings against them.

A special govt delegation headed by the secretary to the ministry of Justice Suhada Gamlath and attorney general Mohan Peiris will be leaving to Washington and London to conduct a study on how the US govt took legal action against Iraqi terrorists and how Britain did so with regard to the Falkland war detainees.

This is the result of a discussion held by minister of Justice Milinda Moragoda about two weeks ago with British 1st secretary Peter Mcleon, where the latter has asked the Sri Lankan delegation to be sent to London with the assurance of proving necessary training, human resources and legal drafts in this regard.

The intelligence authorities at the detention centres in Vavunia are now identifying important leaders and those who can be made responsible for terrorist activities They would be brought before the courts while the rest would be sent to rehabilitation camps says defence sources.

The Government has decided to set up special courts to clear the backlog of cases against thousands of LTTE suspects now under detention.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had granted permission for the setting up of special courts on a proposal submitted by the Minister of Justice and Judicial Reforms Milinda Moragoda, a Ministry spokesman said.
 
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