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Tamil MPs 'violated constitution'


A court in Sri Lanka has ordered the police to seek advice from Attorney General prior to calling Tamil MPs to appear in court to answer accusations that they violate country’s constitution.

The police have informed Colombo magistrate that three Tamil parliamentarians violated the constitution and Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has told the court that the MPs have made anti-government and pro-LTTE remarks in Germany on 28 June.

S Jeyanandamurthy, P Ariyanetran and S Kajendran of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have violated the constitution by making the speeches in a Pongu Thamil rally, police said.

The three MPs are accused on urging for a separate Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka and urging the Tamils to help LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran to fulfil that purpose.

The CID has sought the permission of the court to order them to appear in court to face the charges.

TNA which accepts the Tamil Tigers as the sole representative of Sri Lankan Tamils is the biggest Tamil political party in Sri Lanka parliament.

~ BBC ~ 


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