Masters Daya and George Master were due to be brought to Colombo for further interrogation. Thereafter the Government intends rehabilitating them, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.
After the interrogation, if it is found that they had indulged in criminal activities, they would be prosecuted, he said. Both were involved in LTTE propaganda in the past.
They had joined the mass exodus of civilians from the No Fire Zone to the Government held areas and at the point where the Army checked each and every person before allowing them to proceed further, Daya Master and George Master had identified themselves to the Army.
Thereafter, they were detained for questioning and simultaneously a team of high ranking Army investigators went from Colombo to grill them. Both were expected to be brought to Colombo yesterday afternoon, sources said.
Daya Master was the media spokesman for the LTTE while the George Master was the English interpreter for high ranking LTTE cadres including Prabhakaran. Whenever foreign dignitaries called over at the LTTE Peace Secretariat, George Master was the interpreter. The latter had been a Post Master earlier while Daya Master was an English tutor.