Apr 13, Colombo: Higher Education Minister of Sri Lanka S.B, Dissanayake says the Australian authorities should take measures to arrest, take legal action and deport the abducted Marxist party dissident and member of the Frontline Socialist Party, Premakumar Gunaratnam.
Dissanayake called on the Australian authorities to take immediate action on Gunaratnam.
The Minister has said that Gunaratnam has traveled under false identities and should therefore be dealt with legally.
He has explained that Gunaratnam has used three different names out of which two have been used to travel out of Sri Lanka and to get citizenship in Australia.
According to Dissanayake, the Australian authorities need to take action against Gunaratnam since he is an Australian citizen and has clearly violated the law.
He has said that Gunaratnam has fled the country using forged travel documents because he was wanted in connection to certain crimes committed by the JVP during the 1988-1989 period.
Gunaratnam is one of the senior JVP members remaining from the 1988-1989 period.
It appears that Gunaratnam has changed his name at least on three occasions - the first name, Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Daskon, appears in his marriage certificate. A different name, Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Dayalal, is used in the passport, which he obtained from Sri Lanka. Another name, Noel Mudalige, was used when he obtained the Australian passport, which he had produced on his arrival in Sri Lanka on September 4, 2011.