Police protection for Anika Wijesuriya

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Special police security is reported to have been provided to Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives in the wake of death threats levelled against her allegedly by a close relative of former finance minister Ravi Rarunanayake.

It was carried out on the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on the instructions of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI).

Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda had informed the PCoI that Ms. Wijesuriya, who testified before the Commission with regard to the leasing of a Penthouse by Arjun Aloysius in which former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s family resided, had fled the country because of the numerous threats levelled against her.

ASG Kodagoda said he earlier, informed the Commission that the Attorney General’s team had predicted the threat to her life and named her as a witness under the Witness Protection Act.

Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda revealed this while he was informing the Commission about a complaint received by them from Ms. Wijesooriya's elder brother as he was threatened by a person named Shanil Neththikumara recently.

It was also revealed that CID had initiated an inquiry into the threats on Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives. (Manopriya Gunesekara and Ranjan Katugampola)

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  • Migrant Friday, 20 October 2017 11:03 PM

    Those days people migrated due death threats from terror now from a different types. via DM Android App

    Wise Donkey Friday, 20 October 2017 11:22 PM

    At this rate none will come forward to bear witness to expose any hidden secrets. We salute the courageous lady for coming forward defying the anticipated threats for the sake of justice. We also appreciate the security provided to her and her family.

    hUNA Friday, 20 October 2017 11:26 PM

    Police protection is good but hey, if the Police know the SOB who threaten this lady, why the hell they haven't arrested him yet?

    OBSERVER Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:26 PM

    That is the specialty of sri Lankan legal system.they do not investigate who pose the threat,they investigate who is under the threat.very soon police will arrest this lady.similar to what was happened incident involving IGP. police investigated lift operator instead of IGP. that is why this country call as miracle of the world.everything are up side down style. .

    Dee Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:47 PM

    Drama!

    Amanda Saturday, 21 October 2017 02:00 PM

    I agree with hUNA wholeheartedly. via DM Android App

    knight Saturday, 21 October 2017 02:12 PM

    police itself is a threat, how will they give protection??

    kamal Saturday, 21 October 2017 03:57 PM

    threat with death,informed PColI by deputy solicitor general ,so Anika and her relatives are given security,but news says she already left the country any way.but no news about arrest of the ruffian who is a close relative of Ravi karunanayaka, government for good governance pl.save your name arrest this outlaw

    asoka Saturday, 21 October 2017 04:46 PM

    What is the point of giving police protection without arresting the person who threatened the girl...? Even after the name was revealed...

    Dharshana W Saturday, 21 October 2017 06:24 PM

    Everybody who has commented before me needs understand one fact: that we live in Sri Lanka Ms. Anika W is a great woman ( a true lady), who was bold enough to defy the many barriers ( business and political) @ a very young age (I am 45 Yr old btw).I as a man (even with such great wealth) would not have been able to make such an exposure @ such a youn age.Kudos to Anika for being brave, aggressive and mostly for being honest!Cheers, Preethi Wanasinghe, PhD.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 21 October 2017 07:14 PM

    Those days white vans . Nowadays death threats. What a wonderful country .

    Tharaka Sunday, 22 October 2017 07:39 AM

    why is this happening in democratic country?

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:41 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:41 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:41 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correctly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correctly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correctly for us to give police protection

    Ben Friday, 27 October 2017 09:42 PM

    Did these people paid the taxes on time and correstly for us to give police protection


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