‘Will JVP killers go scot free’
The family members of the victims of the 1988/89 JVP terror have
demanded legal action against JVP frontliner K.D. Lal Kantha and his
political organisation in view of what he is alleged to have told a
No action was taken so far against the JVP since it had denied
responsibility to its gruesome atrocities during the 1988/89 reign of
The JVP merely passed the buck to the Deshapremi Janatha Vyaparaya.
Lal Kantha has now acknowledged that it was the JVP that destroyed
transformers and collected National Identity Cards. When there was a
patriotic struggle being waged its enemies were bumped off, he said.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, legal action could be taken
against Lal Kantha and the JVP, the aggrieved relatives of the JVP slain
“If it was due to alerting the law enforcement authorities that the
JVP killed civilians, what about the large murder of those who defied
JVP orders in lighting lamps, opening shops, working in paddy fields and
employees reporting for duties at their workplaces, they said.
Shalitha Wijesundera, the son of the JVP-murdered Colombo
University’s Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stanley Wijesundera said that Lal
Kantha had admitted their past killings and those guilty of such crimes
cannot escape the long arm of the law.
Even nature would not show any mercy on such people. “My father was
killed when he was committed to the task of gifting an educated
generation to the country. He never had a hand in politics,” Wijesundera
The JVP had meted out shabby treatment even to the dead bodies of
those who were murdered in cold-blood during its reign of terror.