Mar 01, Colombo: A Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) backed group in Sri Lanka has called on the government to reveal details of the wealth and assets that were seized from the LTTE during the war.
Co-convener of Voice Against Corruption Wasantha Samarasinghe said that the government had taken into custody large stocks of gold, vast amounts of money and ships belonging to the LTTE during the war.
He observed that whenever the government acquired any LTTE asset it was given wide media publicity.
"However, the government has so far not presented any information regarding these goods and money seized nor have they been handed over to the Treasury," Samarasinghe said.
According to Samarasinghe, Voice Against Corruption believes that a large scale fraud has been committed and a large number of underhand transactions have taken place in relation to the LTTE assets.
"It is the people's right to know about these matters and we carried out a poster campaign to emphasize this issue and to demand to know what happened to the LTTE assets. However, the police had arrested several activists who were pasting these posters," he noted.
Samarasinghe has added that the arrest of the organization's activists by the police while pasting posters has confirmed that the government is in possession of the gold, money and ships seized from the LTTE.