Resignation of Law and Order Minister Tilak Marapana will not solve the matters with regard to Avant Garde case, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today.
JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake at a media briefing said Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse is also an offender in the case. Mr. Dissanayake therefore questioned as how Minister Rajapakse got to know about the details pertaining to the revenue earned by Avant Garde. “Why couldn’t the Navy handle the floating armory if it was a lucrative business? “Mr. Dissanayake asked while referring to the statements made by Mr. Rajapakse recently in Parliament. Also he said the Minister of Justice tried to prevent the recent debate in Parliament on the case and therefore he too faces same charges as Mr. Marapana.
The JVP Leader dismissed the statement made by Mr. Rajapakse on the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa that there is no need for the latter’s arrest. Therefore Mr. Dissanayake said former Defense Secretary should be arrested forthwith.
Further the JVP leader denied the claims made by the former Defense Secretary that the JVPers wanted Front Line Socialist Party (FLSP) leader Kumar Gunaratnam should be abducted. “We never wanted Mr. Gunaratnam abducted,” he said while mentioning that Mr. Rajapaksa by his statement had admitted that he was involved in abductions. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 16
Sri Wickrama Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:04 AM
He has become a pawn of a media tycoon who is hell bend to take over this lucrative industry at any cost. Truth will be revealed in time to come.
raja Tuesday, 10 November 2015 10:19 AM
How about an investigation for thousands killed by your own party?
Dev Monday, 09 November 2015 10:23 PM
Ayyo just accept Wijedasas challenge for a debate and be done with it. If you dont know the law take your CIA buddy chrishmal with you
Totally agree Sir!. The other two need to be removed from office. Keep pushing and we will cheer all the way.
Godaya Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:00 AM
These politicians little know the damage they are doing to this industry
Sim Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:29 AM
The Sri Lanka Navy should take the business back and bring more revenue to the country. Find out why this business was given to Avant Garde?
citizen a Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:32 AM
You sound so good.but what was the outcome at the polls.
Darm Tuesday, 10 November 2015 08:11 AM
This joker is on a survival game at the expense of the country. He is fed by NGO dollars and the voters should give them zero seats at the next election. That is what they deserve!!
sach Tuesday, 10 November 2015 08:18 AM
SLN didnt have that business. It was done by foreign companies
sas Tuesday, 10 November 2015 01:56 PM
concerned Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:00 AM
i think its better if you take the job and show everyone how it should be done without just sitting on a side and criticizing. we all need action, so take the job and show the world what the JVP is made of and what it can do given the opportunity
AS Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:15 AM
Piracy is a very serious headache for the entire world. As far as I know we together with many international bodies provide security for ships sailing in Indian Ocean. Passing the ball by narrow minded Politians will destroy the business as well as a major income to the country. Making media statements will not resolve the problem, please get together and resolve this issue before any other country grab the business.
Upul Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:21 AM
Govt. forces are not allowed to do this kind of works.
TJ Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:24 AM
Your statement sounds sensible.
Ganesha Tuesday, 10 November 2015 09:38 AM
How on earth there can be a minister of JUSTICE in the country having earned the wrath of his cabinet colleagues and opposition parties ? Shame and disgrace he should either prove himself or he should be exonerated by the cabinet itself which blames him.
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