The State Intelligence Service blacklisted him on the orders of defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Therefore, Hulugalle has been barred by the police clearance unit from going overseas. SSP Nalaka Silva has informed the airport authorities about this blacklisting.
The ex-DG of the MCNS has inquired from the IGP as to why he had been blacklisted thus, but the police chief’s reply was that he was unaware about it. The IGP promised to look into it and inform Hulugalle by tomorrow.
According to reports reaching us, the reason for the blacklisting is that the Rajapaksa regime suspects that Hulugalle will flee to a Western country and reveal to the Western media about all the wrongdoings in the war.
Last night, Hulugalle had telephoned a closest female friend and told her that he had wanted to go overseas for medical treatment, but that he had to abandon that idea now. “I cannot die or to go overseas freely”, he has lamented.