Friday, May 29, 2009

Police probing journos who were on Tiger payroll - IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jayantha Wickramaratne has claimed that several journalists, mostly Sinhalese, were on the payroll of the LTTE and were thickly involved in the insurgency, according to latest investigations.

The Sri Lanka Police Chief revealed the startling information when interviewed by Sudarman Radaliyagoda for the state owned Independent Television Network (ITN), Thursday May 28.

He said, "Although the Police know more details of this treason I do not like to reveal all of them since it might obstruct further investigations. They betrayed the noble profession and not only distorted and misreported against Sri Lanka but also worked for cash and other fringe benefits like fully funded foreign trips."

Answering questions of interviewer Radaliyagoda whether by the examinations of senior LTTE hand Daya Master, a media coordinator of the LTTE who surrendered to the army earlier, whether they were able to extract information about Colombo journalists who were in the payroll of the terrorist group, LTTE, the police chief said it was true some implicating evidence have been found, and most of the evidence made him ashamed since they were mostly Sinhalese "journalists".

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