Karuna Amman released on bail
December 7, 2016 11:13 am
The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today granted bail to former Deputy Minister Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, better known as Karuna Amman, who was arrested and remanded for allegedly misusing a state vehicle.
The former top LTTE military commander who later became Deputy Minister of National Integration in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government was arrested after he arrived at the FCID to give a statement regarding the complaint on 29 November and subsequently remanded until today (December 7).
The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) had commenced investigation after police discovered a super luxury bullet proof vehicle valued at approximately Rs 800 million from Batticaloa, Karuna’s hometown in the Eastern Province.
Karuna Amman, who commanded the LTTE in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province, defected from the organisation in 2004 to begin his own political outfit, the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pullikal (TMVP). He later joined former President Rajapaksa and served as minister in his government