Disciplinary action will be taken against UNP parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra if she is found guilty of being involved in the recent abduction drama, a senior minister said today.
Minister Kabir Hashim told a media briefing that the police have been given a free hand to investigate the matter.
“None of the government ministers had influenced nor will influence the police to stop any investigation in to the matter," he said.
When asked whether the UNP had the right to take disciplinary action, the minister said the party has that right because she contested as a member of the UNF.
“Let the police do their job first and then we will act if necessary," he said. “We did not send Ms. Premachandra to Singapore in a helicopter as the previous government sent a certain person abroad just after her father was killed," the minister added.
Meanwhile Minister Duminda Dissanayake said it was essential to determine whether the abduction was carried out by the MP's supporters without her knowledge. He said that wrong doings by supporters of a politician was often blamed on the politician.
He said it was Ms. Premachandra who had handed over her supporters to the police. (Yohan Perera and Chaturanga Pradeep)
Video by Chaturanga Pradeep
Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
Comments - 14
Nims Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:32 PM
Hey Kabir, why should you have an"IF" when Hiruniker has already accepted her involvement in the abduction?
Sobitha Wednesday, 30 December 2015 11:17 PM
Lies,lies and damn lies.
myraspi Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:51 PM
What we want to know is why so much caution when working her?Man if the police had the smallest suspicion that a normal citizen was involved they would waste any time to apprehend them and torture them. Stop all these excuses.
Perea Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:57 PM
What about law! Is it differently applied being an MP of the government.
kan Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:22 PM
please pardon her as it is the nature of a politician to show their power to the public in connection to any crime.
vini Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:22 PM
"He said that wrong doings by supporters of a politician was often blamed on the politician."Well she is responsible for her supporters.
gayan Thursday, 31 December 2015 12:55 AM
If this police state cant arrest her, then nobody can.
simon Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:34 PM
If we had so called law in our country it will be a different Sri Lanka !
KUDU BARATHA Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:40 PM
Now no law and order other than yamapalana police
Decent Lankan Thursday, 31 December 2015 03:57 AM
He said " if " because in Sri Lanka they are trying to re establish the , innocent until proven guilty concept.......he is leaving it to the police to do there job first before jumping the gun .....implement as that , unlike the recent past
de silva Wednesday, 30 December 2015 06:34 PM
You are correct.
Premalal Thursday, 31 December 2015 04:17 AM
The free hand you claim to have given is firmly placed in the pockets of the police .
Premalal Thursday, 31 December 2015 04:20 AM
The yahapalana government is slowly but surely piling up sins on their backs. Come the next general election all what they could do is defend themselves.
Karu Thursday, 31 December 2015 06:35 AM
Action against Hirunika if guilty: Minister-This is the thing that will never happen.But she was the 10th of the 11 selected last time.The people will decide the action when they get the chance.
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