The Opposition Leader and TNA leader Sampanthan had insisted with the Government that, arresting of former militants by TID should be stopped forthwith and Tamil people should allowed to live in peace.
He had also warned that if the arrests continue counter actions will be taken and had demanded that all those who were arrested unnecessarily should be released immediately.
Following the incident at Marawanpulavu on 30th March, more than 30 people were arrested by TID. A fear psychosis had been created in the North and East. What sort of action your are proposing to take?, Sampanthan was asked by the mediamen and he answered as above.
He also said that this sort of arrests could be allowed and that he had insisted with Ranil to stop this immediately.