Easter Sunday Attack - Ex-prez should be arrested: Range Bandara

24 January 2020 11:02 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


United National Party (UNP) MP Palitha Range Bandara yesterday called for the arrest of former president Maithripala Sirisena and said as the then commander-in-chief he held the prime responsibility for the Easter Sunday carnage.

He told a news conference that Mr. Sirisena could be arrested because he did not hold legal immunity anymore.

“It is Mr Sirisena who had given instructions not to summon former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former state minister of defence and the IGP for Security Council meetings,” the MP said. “Mr Sirisena flew to Singapore knowing that there was an imminent attack by Muslim extremists given intelligence information which was available to him.”

He said there was conclusive evidence to arrest former president Sirisena on charges of doing little or nothing about the Easter Sunday attack which left some 260 people dead.

“We will give our fullest support to the investigations being carried out on the attacks," the MP said.

Meanwhile, he said the UNP was vehemently opposed to abolishing the 19th Amendment because doing away with the 19-A would lead to a dictatorship in the country.

“It is the 19th Amendment that reinstituted democracy in the country ensuring the independence of Judiciary and the Independent Commissions," the MP said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 4

  • TripleX Friday, 24 January 2020 06:32 PM


    edward Friday, 24 January 2020 06:47 PM

    Why only Him,Whole UNP team knew it as Harin Fernando had confess before

    Abey Friday, 24 January 2020 09:00 PM

    Very true, Sirisena is the most croocked and at the same time spineless guy in politics

    A.Kuruppu Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:01 PM

    Sirisena also facilitated the Bond by dissolving parliament to prevent DEW Gunesekera's COPE Report being tabled. Trying to pose as a Ahimsakaya. Lock him up now.

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