Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake on Monday told Court that going by the trust and confidence people had placed in him, he could easily be able to secure over 300,000 preferential votes from the Colombo district if he contested an election.
He said the people would also endorse him to serve the Police Department even for 100 years if he lived to reach that age. He said he decided to refrain from conducting investigations into the BASL president’s complaint since the BASL president raised some doubts regarding his involvement in the matter. He said no one should doubt regarding his investigations since he had rendered yeoman service to the country.
“I was deeply shocked after hearing that Mr. Jayasuriya was not keen over my on going investigations. I am telling the truth. I didn’t take advice from anyone to handle this case. At the same time no one has given me any instructions to handle the matter in accordance with their wishes. I wrote to the IGP stating that I want to refrain from conducting investigations into the incident for personal reasons. Then the mater was handed over to Senior DIG Gamini Nawaratne”, he said. (Lakmal Sooriyagoda and T. Farook Thajudeen)