Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sri Lanka: JVP fears imminent arrest

By Jamila Najmuddin - The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) fears there are moves to arrest some of the senior party members and had discussed its concerns with the party lawyers, informally today, a party official told Daily Mirror Online.

The discussions focused mostly on what legal action the party could take if the government decided to detain some of the party’s senior members.

“Some government ministers have openly said that senior JVP members could be arrested soon. Considering the government’s behaviour towards General Sarath Fonseka, it would not be surprising if the government decides to detain some of our senior party members,” the party official said on the condition of anonymity.

The official added that if the possibility of the arrests grew stronger, then the party would consider informing the foreign missions in Colombo. “Considering the government’s behavior, we might just inform the international community of our safety,” the party official said.

© Daily Mirror

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