Wimal wants Mangala’s statement probed
The Police should investigate UNP Media Spokesman Mangala
Samaraweera’s statement in respect of the alleged attack on the Judicial
Services Commission Secretary, Construction, Engineering Services,
Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.
Participating in a ceremony to handover a house to an underprivileged
family in Athurugiriya under the Janasevana Kepakaru Housing Programme,
Weerawansa questioned if there was an involvement of the UNP in the
assault of the Secretary.
“Mangala Samaraweera says that the JSC Secretary was assaulted using
a drug addict and the Police will arrest them. It is only because he is
aware of such a plan, he could make such a statement. As we all know,
the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha chairman was arrested over allegations of
molesting a girl. We have no idea about whether it is true or not. But
did the Police neglect their duty because he is the Akuressa Pradeshiya
Sabha chairman? Did the Police send a drug addict to Court? The Police
took action against him without considering his position,” the minister
Weerawansa said another Pradeshiya Sabha chairman was arrested in
connection with the Kahawatte incident.
“Some blamed the government over the killing of MP Maheshwaran and
Janaka Perera. But finally everyone understood that they were done by
the LTTE. Some people wait for an incident to blame the government,” he
“The Police should investigate MP Samaraweera’s statement. Only the
person who gave the contract can make this type of statement.
“Drug addicts have no idea who the Judicial Services Commission
Secretary is. These people want to create problems in this peaceful
country and destroy it. We have a responsibility to defeat all these
forces,” Weerawansa said.