Karuna denies saying Prabhakaran was captured alive
July 24, 2015 05:28 pm
Former Deputy Minister Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan, commonly known as Karuna Amman, today completely denied reports quoting him as saying that slain LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran was captured alive and tortured by Sri Lankan troops before being killed.
Certain websites and Facebook pages had recently carried articles quoting Karuna Amman as saying that Sri Lanka Army arrested Prabhakaran, handed him over to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and also that he was tortured.
However, Muralitharan rejected the reports as attempts to discredit him and gain political mileage.
“Nowadays a lot of rumours are going on about me – through Facebook - and some unknown websites also expose about me very badly.”
“But that says (Velupillai) Prabhakaran was arrested by the Sri Lankan Army then they handed over to former Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa. He done a lot of torturing to him. Like that the news says.”
“But I totally refuse those kinds of things,” Muralitharan said.
“I didn’t tell any media or I didn’t tell any websites or those kinds of things. Some people try to make my name is very badly and they are using me for the election purpose,” he said.