With the revelation of information that a fake LTTE had been maintained by Army intelligence to carry out certain political assassinations and the assassinations had been carried out with instructions from those who were in power at the time Ajitha Kadirgamar, the daughter of distinguished foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar and other family members, say a methodical investigation should be carried out regarding Mr. Kadirgamar’s assassination. The information regarding the fake LTTE was revealed while investigations on the disappearance of Cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda were being carried out.
Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar was killed when a sniper shot at him while he was at the swimming pool of his residence at Bullers Road in Colombo on 12th August, 2005.
Mr. Kadirgamar was on top of the LTTE hit list and he should have been given special security. However, the ‘Commando’ regiment that was in charge of his security has not been able to give him the necessary protection.
When Mr. Kadirgamar was assassinated Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga was the President and Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa was the Prime Minister.
Mr. Kadirgamar’s daughter, Ajita Kadirgamar, in an interview with ‘Ceylon Today’, has said though belated the family was now planning to urge the new government to launch a comprehensive probe into her father’s killing that took place a decade ago. She said despite the passage of a decade, perceptions in several quarters remain nebulous about the manner in which her father was killed.
After Mr. Kadirgamar’s assasination previous regime had acquired their ancestral lands in Jaffna when all the legal ownership documentation was available. The land that once belonged to our family has been converted into a Presidential Palace”, said Ms. Ajita Kadirgamar.