Take over Law and Order Ministry : SLFP rebels to MS

Published : 9:10 am  September 21, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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By Sandun A Jayasekera

Three SLFP rebel group frontliners, yesterday urged President Maithripala Sirisena to take over the Law and Order Ministry immediately under his wings and remove IGP, Pujith Jayasundara from his post. 

 

They alleged that there was a real threat to the lives of President Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa as exposed by Police informant Namal Kumara and added they believed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was behind the conspiracy.   


They told the media at the ‘Centre for Media Freedom’ in Colombo that the UNP and the 23 SLFP members in the government have taken the conspiracy lightly and not uttered a word on the seriousness of the alleged conspiracy on the lives of the two despite the fact that it posed a threat to the national security and democratic rule of the country.   


‘The UNP says that there was a conspiracy hatched by DIG of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) Nalaka De Silva to assassinate President Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as exposed by Namal. This is a serious matter but it seems both the UNP and the SLFPers in the government are not concerned at all on it. Only Deputy Minister Sriyani Wijewickrama talked about the seriousness of the attempt on the lives of President Sirisena and Rajapaksa and demanded a thorough investigation,” 


Mr. Perera said.   


“For the state media, the UNP and the SLFPers in the government, the conspiracy to assassinate President Sirisena is a minor incident and they cannot believe what Namal says. But when Prime Minister Wickremesinghe makes a mountain out of a molehill referring to the debts of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime it is the biggest issue of the country. 


Therefore, we insist on the removal of IGP Pujith Jayasundara, immediate arrest of DIG Nalaka Silva and taking over of the Ministry of  Law and Order under President Sirisena,” he stressed. Responding to a journalist on the visit of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to India and joint opposition’s rejoice over it, Mr. Perera said even India now has realized that the next President and Prime Minister would be from the joint opposition and that was why Mahinda got such respect from Indian leaders.    


He added that Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has offended India during the Rajapaksa regime with his utterances in Geneva participating in UNHRC sessions acting on behalf of 
the Foreign Minister. 

 

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