Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary Udaya Gammanpila was summoned by the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) today to record a statement over a complaint that he had used an allegedly fraudulent Power of Attorney to sell shares of an Australian company.
Mr. Gammanpila, on his way to the SIU, refuted the charges as being politically motivated and said it was a surprise that the charge comes after 18 and a half years later of signing of the said Power of Attorney.
“The Power of Attorney had been signed by Brian Shaddick, the owner of the company and two other witnesses. Though I recognise Brian’s signature, it is not possible for me to know the names, signatures, addresses and other details of the two witnesses,” he told the media outside the SIU.
He said the complaint had been changed constantly raising doubts on the credibility of the compliant and charged action of the Police into the matter was partial.
“Ministers of the Government criticised the Bribery Commission officials for visiting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his residence to record a statement. But, the Police had travelled to Australia twice to record a statement from Brian Shaddick. Though, they had travelled there, not once tried to contact the two witnesses mentioned in the Power of Attorney,” he charged.
Mr. Gammanpila also said the complaint, which was first lodged with the CID had been later handed over to the SIU on a request by the complainant.
“It seems a complainant could chose an entity of their choice,” he said.
He charged a Minister was behind the complaint against him and said both the Police and the politicians were attempting to make him silent.
“They can’t make us silent. They may put us in jail but they can’t stop our struggle,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 13
Cobra Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:27 AM
Then confess to your crimes and be done with!
praba Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:55 AM
Obviously not when you are doing press conferences every dday.
Chandrasiri Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:00 AM
Gammanpila face the charges don't try take cover under political revenge.people aware of the so called pivithuru politicians
Arjuna Ranawana Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:18 AM
Talking till to boiling water of the pot. Don't afraid, there is a time for effecting results of what you had done.
Sri Lankans Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:46 AM
It is better to stay silent and let the other think one is a fool, rather than open the mouth and prove it.
Chandra Tuesday, 14 June 2016 07:56 AM
Most commentator has their judgement already concieved.
BV Tuesday, 14 June 2016 08:17 AM
PLEASE DONT BE SILENT.WE ENJOY YOUR JOKES.WE NEED NOT WASTE MONEY GOING TO CINEMAS. via DM Android App
joe Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:05 AM
you are only full of noise nothing concrete
Prem Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:24 AM
What is your struggle, bringing corrupted ones into power?
Wise Donkey Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:07 AM
I am sure a piece of 'pittu' in your mouth will definitely do the trick! Let someone try this and see!
stardust Tuesday, 14 June 2016 02:12 PM
You are just an other disgrace to the Srilankan politics.
M.O.Daya Thursday, 16 June 2016 07:49 PM
You are on a struggle? What struggle? Oh you mean you are struggling to topple a legally elected government.
Ben Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:43 AM
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