TULF leader V. Anandasangaree said if the LTTE was not responsible for the killing of Senior Superintendent of Police Charles Wijewardane it was then their responsibility to bring the culprit to the book.
He said `The killing of Mr. Wijewardane, a good officer, is a violation of the Ceasefire Agreement signed between the government and the LTTE. If the LTTE is so keen to safeguard the CFA they must bring to justice the killers of Mr. Wijewardane.`
He also accused the government of not doing enough to stop the killings and for not condemning the killings properly. `The government is only encouraging them,` he said.
Meanwhile a group of Sri Lankan Tamils living abroad, who have been saddened by the fate of Wijewardane, is planning to establish a trust fund in his name and to help his family. Earlier TULF leader Anandasangaree said the brutal killing of Jaffna SSP Charles Wijewardane was a disgrace and a slur on the Tamil community. He said `Tamil culture is entirely different. We don`t do things like that and our people will not behave like that. We are sorry about the brutal way he was killed
A senior police officer said `He was tortured and killed. His legs had been tied using wires. Wijewardane was an excellent officer and the LTTE was angry with him because he settled the matter with the crowds. That`s why the LTTE killed him and Charles had to pay the ultimate sacrifice for settling a dispute.`