The Court of Appeal issued an Interim Order today (5) and directed the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration to prevent Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) from leaving the country.
This came after Parliamentarian and Propaganda Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), Vijitha Herath filed a Writ Application in a bid to obtain an order to arrest and prosecute KP who was one time LTTE’s arms procurement wing leader and ‘international secretariat’.
The order was issued when the application filed by the JVP was taken up for hearing before Justice A.H.M.D. Nawaz and Justice Vijith Malalgoda.
The respondents for the case include the Army Commander, Inspector General of Police, and controller of the Immigration and Emigration Department.