Govt. used Digana violence to divert attention: Wimal

6 March 2018 10:02 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Joint opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday MP Dilum Amunugama had requested Central Province (CP) DIG to provide security in the Digana area following the death of the youth, but the DIG had rejected it saying the situation was under control.

"MP Amunugama had told the DIG that the people feared a serious situation occurring in the area and had requested him to provide security but the request was rejected on the basis that the situation is under control," he said.

Mr. Weerawansa told parliament that the government had intentionally neglected to bring the situation under control so as to suppress the burning issues of the people.

"When people resorted to violence in an organised manner, the government turned a blind eye because it was an excuse to suppress burning issues. The government wanted to suppress issues such as anarchy after the local government election, crisis in the UNP over the premiership and the UNHRC sessions," he said and added that STF and Police personnel had reached Digana so late leaving room for violence.

"If the government failed to act at the proper time, people are forced to take the law into their hands. This is the result of the anarchy in the country," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • karthik Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:36 PM

    We were waiting for your experts comments. thanks

    chandimal Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:36 AM

    thanks to the sort of experts....

    Munshif Tuesday, 06 March 2018 10:46 PM

    Mr.Weerawanse, for the first time I say, YOU’RE RIGHT!!!

    Rasheed Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:02 AM

    You are the one who have studied the PM very well. Muzzamil has given you the correct information. All the shops and houses were attacked during the curfew hours.

    daniel Wednesday, 07 March 2018 09:55 AM

    Please put this guy behind bars for 20 years. Our country will have less problems. Tired of seeing this useless guys face. This person is a burden to our homeland.

    stormy Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:26 AM

    well said.

    Good Citizen Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:22 AM

    Back bones for these!

    Rodney Devasagayam Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:37 AM

    Not only him Gamampilla too, these fellows are the worst racialists.

    Buddhi Perera Wednesday, 07 March 2018 10:13 AM

    "If the government failed to act at the proper time, people are forced to take the law into their hands. This is the result of the anarchy in the country," he said. Absolute truth. Weerawansa knows this very well.

    Vipin B Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:05 AM

    What a shame this person is... What a embarrassment it is that we have leaders like this. This shows the immaturity of our political system and politicians. They are opportunists and hypocrites. Do you hear what you speak?

    KMT Leelaratne Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:40 AM

    Weerawansa touch your heart and admit that you have loaded four bus load of gangsters from your area to Digana. You should be hanged man.

    vid Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:47 AM

    Yes but where were you when these happened during your times? hiding behind MR and keeping your mouth shut? why bark now?

    GH Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:26 PM

    You are absolutely right sir.

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