JO accuses SF of harbouring underworld figures

Published : 9:10 am  July 19, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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Untitled-11By Lahiru Pothmulla

The Joint Opposition yesterday accused Wildlife Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka of harbouring underworld figures.

Addressing a news briefing, MP Padma Udhayashantha Gunasekera said two persons named Aruna Attanayake alias Police and Gihan Sandaruwan, who had links with the underworld, were seen at functions attended by Minister Fonseka.


“Aruna Attanayake was a previous Policeman. Therefore, he is known as the Police now. Gihan Sandaruwan had been previously arrested with Kerala ganja. Who influenced his release?” he asked.


The MP said he raised the issue in Parliament on Tuesday and asked about the Lankadeepa news that one Minister was receiving the protection of five underworld figures.


“Both Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Law and Order Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara replied saying the Government would take action against perpetrators irrespective of their position. 

 

We ask the Law and Order Minister whether he would take action against Minister Fonseka for harbouring underworld figures and the Prime Minister whether he would remove Minister Fonseka,” MP Gunasekera said.  He urged Minister Fonseka to clarify the matter and reveal whether Aruna Attanayake and Peliyagoda Christopher, who are said to have links with the Minister, were not underworld figures.

 


“Here, we revealed the photos of Minister Sarath Fonseka in which underworld figures appear. What is the point of Yahapalanaya if the Ministers are surrounded by underworld figures and drug smugglers?” he asked.
He urged the Government to reveal as to which Minister was receiving the protection of the five underworld figures, as reported by media.


“We also ask the Police Chief whether he would arrest the underworld figures, who are with Minister Fonseka. 


“We ask the Law and Order Minister whether he would take action against Minister Fonseka for harbouring underworld figures and the Prime Minister whether he would remove Minister Fonseka,” MP Gunasekera said.


He urged Minister Fonseka to clarify the matter and reveal whether Aruna Attanayake and Peliyagoda Christopher, who are said to have links with the Minister, were not underworld figures. 

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