The sister-in-law of businessman connected to the LTTE, with whom the UNP leader had held secret talks, was taken in by the Kollupitiya police last Thursday.
Police action came within a week after the state media accused the UNP leader of having secret meeting with Gnanakoon, a top LTTE leader, in Singapore.
He was also accused of meeting with another “top Tiger” identified as Devasdan.
According to Kollupitiya Chief Inspector C.E. Wedasinghe they were looking for the wife of Charles Gnanakoon, but had apparently taken in his sister-in-law.
The house of Jayantha Gnaankoon at Kollupitiya had been raided on a tip-off that Charles Gnanakoon’s wife had come there.
Meanwhile, businessman Charles Gnanakoon has sent a letter of demand to Lake House, saying he would take legal action if the news paper did not withdraw the allegations.
According to Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe Charles Gnankoon had called him and come to see him for a few minutes on that particular day.
The matter was brought up by Mr. Wickremasinghe on Friday during PA-UNP talks.
The UNP leader walked out of talks saying that he would not take part in the ongoing talks on constitutional reforms until police complete their investigations into his alleged secret meetings with LTTE in Singapore.
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