Aloysius’ arrest only a drama

Published : 12:01 am  February 6, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (232) reads | 

Untitled-2By Ajith Siriwardana   

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday’s arrest of PTL owner Arjun Aloysius was another drama on a plan hatched to serve political agendas. 

.JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said it was clear that Mr. Aloysius was prepared for his arrest because he was dressed in a white shirt and tie at the time. 

 
“This arrest is just another episode in the drama. Aloysius and his wife were seen well-dressed at the time of the arrest. When an ordinary person is arrested, he is taken away as he is,” he said.   


Mr. Dissanayake said action against fraudsters was being expedited on the eve of the election to achieve political objectives and not as a means of preventing fraud and corruption.   

 

Whenever former President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Japan, Mr.  Weeratunga was with him. He  was even seen having meals with former  minister Arundika Fernando in Japan. Why was he arrested only now in  such a hurry


He said former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga was also arrested as a part of this drama and done so in a hurry whereas there were ample opportunities to arrest him earlier.   
“Whenever former President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Japan, Mr. Weeratunga was with him. He  was even seen having meals with former minister Arundika Fernando in Japan. Why was he arrested only now in such a hurry,” Mr. Dissanayake asked.   


He said these five days prior to the elections were crucial because anything could happen at this juncture such as the arrest of a minister or even the removal of a minister for political mileage and asked the people not to be deceived by such dramas being enacted.