UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa was today questioned for nearly five hours by the CID on how one of his armed security officers came to be at President Maithripala Sirisena’s meeting in Angunukolapelassa.
He was also questioned about Southern Provincial Council Minister D.V. Upul, who in his presence, had threatened to stone to death the police officers attached to the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).
A corporal attached to Mr. Rajapaksa’s security detail, was arrested by CID detectives earlier and produced before the Agunukolapelassa Magistrate on May 2 for carrying a pistol at a meeting attended by the President at Angunukolapellassa on April 25.
At a May 31 public gathering which was attended by Mr. Rajapaksa and several other politicians representing the Hambantota District, Mr. Upul had threatened to stone to death the FCID officers after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa returns to parliament as prime minister.
“I was questioned about the ‘water bottle’ incident and the remarks made by provincial minister D.V. Upul. I extended my support to the investigations and hope I will be summoned again under ‘yahapalanaya’,” Mr. Rajapaksa told the media outside the CID office.
Video by Sanath Desmond
Comments - 23
Palayang Yako Saturday, 13 June 2015 07:36 AM
Siribiris: That would be poetic justice for all the people these b..ds "executed."
Jayantha Kapuliyadda Friday, 12 June 2015 09:08 PM
This MP should be taken and locked-up to join his uncle for challenging that our security officers cannot recognize pistol from a water bottle.
polished Saturday, 13 June 2015 08:18 AM
Takes after his father
Fassey Friday, 12 June 2015 10:10 PM
Amila Friday, 12 June 2015 04:04 PM
Hora kawadawath horakam kala kiyan naha. Prosecution must prove the guilty of defendant. So let see what will happen next....
Shiiraan Friday, 12 June 2015 10:39 PM
Only the SUPPUWE was missing .
Bala Friday, 12 June 2015 04:20 PM
If he said these words as an opposition member when his father was in power, he will be no more. He has the freedom to speak today thanks to yahapalanya which he mocks now like a hero.
Shiiraan Friday, 12 June 2015 10:47 PM
Yes thanks to Yahapalanaya there is Independence of the Judiciary , which was not there during the Rajapakse rule .
Lima Friday, 12 June 2015 04:39 PM
MY QUESTION IS WHY YOU ALL WASTE TIME CALLING AND VIDEO AND GATHERING WITH POEPLE , THIS GUY IS A SHIT AND NO NEED ANY INTRODUCTION , SUCH A CORRUPTED MURDERER , WHY THE PUBLIC IS BEHIND HIM, WHY TEH ROGUES ARE BEHIND HIM, WHY NOT THE CID FINISH HIM OFF, WITHOUT STAGING A DRAMA
Fair N Square Friday, 12 June 2015 11:03 PM
Look at the pic. he looks like some village servant... NO CLASS..
Forget your bottle - call it a TOY PISTOL - like in the good old days !
gerard mano Saturday, 13 June 2015 12:13 AM
MEGA MODAYA, Next time WATCH your mouth.
Park Friday, 12 June 2015 05:49 PM
Blatently lying that the gun was a water bottle clearly shows that Namal is involved in this incident.
CITIZEN Friday, 12 June 2015 05:52 PM
So, you maintained "water-bottle" is your security weapon, eh! How good if all our soldiers are given only "water-bottle" to protect the Nation!!
Saman Friday, 12 June 2015 06:17 PM
award winning con artist,
siribiris Friday, 12 June 2015 07:18 PM
Why not take him to show the hidden water bottle like the previous regime and "gahala danna".
de silva Friday, 12 June 2015 07:35 PM
They all carried water bottles during their time.THOTTHA BABA.
Susil Saturday, 13 June 2015 05:02 AM
Why waste time on this. If you notice the crowd behind him it says it all. People who rally around him is to manipulate for their gain and not for the betterment of the country.
shiranthi Saturday, 13 June 2015 05:42 AM
before they use every things belongs to state every media even 3 forces help to to election propaganda but people kicked out them. so this time will kick off from parliament to dustbin all of the thugs and corrupt thieves saffron nurses for sake of people
SLUSA Friday, 12 June 2015 08:35 PM
That was not a water bottle. Namal is shy to tell that it was his "milk bottle" for thotha baba
King Kong Saturday, 13 June 2015 07:19 AM
People in power wanted to upset Kurunegala rally and they took Johnston into custody. In Matara rally, they wanted to disrupt it and ask Namal to appear on the same date. To their disappointment all these rallies were highly successful eventually.
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