“LTTE Black Money Investigation Still Alive"

Switzerland authorities have said that the ‘Black Money’ investigation which was launched in 2011 on a group of people who allegedly aided the LTTE, is still alive. 

The Switzerland Attorney General, according to BBC Sandeshaya, has said that the group was charged with ‘black money dealing and collecting ransom to aid terrorism’; but the Attorney General’s office has rejected to reveal more information as the investigation is still active.

Meanwhile, media spokesperson to the Attorney General’s office Janette Balmer has told BBC that the AG’s office have no reports of any connections between the controversial Shelwasug Company and the LTTE.

Earlier this month, media reports widely alleged that the Shelwasug Company had ties with the LTTE and that the company’s owner P.T. Thurairajah was arrested over criminal activities.

However, Minister of External Affairs G.L.Peiries said that P.T. Thurairajah, was given the contract to refurbish the official quarters of Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland in 2009 had no criminal record.

According to the Swiss Federal Government‘s Records Division, there was no record of Thrairajah in the "criminal law’.The Minister said that repeated media reports claiming that Thurairajah was linked to the LTTE were "blatant lies."

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