Solicitor General of the Attorney General’s Department Mr. Suhada Gamalath yesterday denied an allegation made by Minister Rajitha Senaratne relating to the criminal investigation and court proceedings relating to the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.
“This is complete and diabolical lie and I deny this totally,” Mr. Gamalath told the Daily Mirror.
There were several media reports that Solicitor General Gamalath had allegedly negotiated a meeting with the investigators of the case relating to Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda disappearance and had inquired from CID officers whether a negotiation on the ongoing investigation was possible.
Explaining the background to Minister Senaratne’s allegation, the Solicitor General said that Attorney General Yuwanjan Wijethilake had wanted him to inquire about the ongoing inquiry from the Prosecuting Counsel of the Attorney General's Department. “This was because Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi has complained to the AG that prosecution counsel was allegedly harsh in his comment against the Army at the inquiry into the journalist’s disappearance case and the army had been disturbed by the certain comments that the prosecution counsel was making,” the SG explained. Subsequently the SG had summoned a meeting with the Prosecution Counsel Dileepa Peiris and CID investigating officer Shani Abeyratne with regard to the inquiry and the problems they encounter in conducting the investigation in the proper way.
SG Gamalath said subsequently he has suggested to the Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi to find out through the army what causes them to adopt a lackadaisical attitude towards the inquiry into the disappearance of the journalist and to make it possible for the army’s cooperation to be obtained to conduct a proper inquiry.
Mr. Gamalath also requested the President to call for a full report into the case.
The attack on the SG Gamalath has come in the wake of the retirement of the present Attorney General Yuwanjan Wijethilake today. According to seniority Mr. Gamalath is next in line for the post of Attorney General.
“Apart from that there had never being any attempt to scuttle this inquiry and bring a mediator between any party involved in this matter,” Mr. Gamalath said. He stated that it is extremely unfortunate independent profession of the government servants who had no any recourse to depend themselves are vilified and treated so shoddily over the media by any person with or without authority and the people holding the reign of government should take serious note of this and adopt measures effectively to protect the government servants and its officials and otherwise government servants discharging their duties honestly and diligently will find it extremely difficult to function for the purpose of progressing the concept of Yahapalanaya.
During his 33-years in the public service Mr. Gamalath, who began his career as a State Counsel reached the second senior most position in the Department and had also served as the Justice Ministry Secretary.(Susitha R. Fernando)
Comments - 21
Wildwine Friday, 08 January 2016 10:19 AM
Minister Rajitha is a joke I do not know why MS or RW put him in his place via DM iOS App
SL Friday, 08 January 2016 10:17 AM
Where is the so called lawyers collective? what do they have to say about this gross inference with the legal process?
CitizenOne Friday, 08 January 2016 10:45 AM
Rajitha Seneratne is the epitome of the phrase "putting the cart before the bull".
Truth Friday, 08 January 2016 10:46 AM
Congradualation for out all facts strait. Kassed Politicians and corrupt police officers are tigether distroying public service for thrir narrie games. But, they will be funished by nature itself
uncommon man Friday, 08 January 2016 08:09 PM
Deputy Solicitor General Gamlath has always been a supporter of Mahinda and Gotabaya.It was because of him that all the important corruption investigations were scuttled at AGs Department level. Although usually a liar, Rajitha is spot on in this matter. Gamlath was a lackey of Sarath Silva and later was in and out of Temple Trees.
shan Friday, 08 January 2016 06:59 AM
Bloody romour monster...!
shan Friday, 08 January 2016 07:06 AM
even SG tells or not,we know,Rajitha is a big liar..!
Premalal Friday, 08 January 2016 07:31 AM
Can you please name or give the number of government servants who as you claim are "honest and hardworking" who were not influenced by the previous government and who are not influenced by the present government?The admission by Mr. Wijedasa Rajapakse that he prevented the imminent arrest of a former powerful officer and his friend in Avant garde saga is a case in point.
Rosh Friday, 08 January 2016 03:31 PM
How much can a person lie This guy keeps lying thro his teeth and the govt. still keeps him as their cabinet spokesperson. via DM Android App
S Kalpage Friday, 08 January 2016 03:29 PM
vasaliya Friday, 08 January 2016 08:14 AM
It smells of another Wijemoney Dealdasa scandal planned and executed by the PRAGNAYA.
Sincere Friday, 08 January 2016 08:24 AM
To whom the bereaved party can go? What can they expect? A family had been devastated. Still those who must provide that justice to them are doing devil dancing!
Lal Friday, 08 January 2016 08:29 AM
This Rajith guy is a liability to this country. Kick the bastard out.
Bala Friday, 08 January 2016 08:33 AM
It is time that Rajitha is taken out of the responsible position of spokesman and Gayan K take over as he is sober in his comments. Rajitha can be the Entertainment Secretary.
Sofia Friday, 08 January 2016 08:35 AM
Normally dentists put the hand in the mouth - but Rajitha puts his foot in. Is he not the joker in the pack shooting at imagined targets.
Leo Friday, 08 January 2016 08:45 AM
Rajitha is digging his own grave. via DM Android App
ranjit demel Friday, 08 January 2016 08:43 AM
80 p.c. of the politicians are liars crimminells etc etc and the majority of the s.l.ans are also not different.now Looks like female politicians are not different.time to come perhaps s.l.ans sinhale buddhistts would start eating grass.
Boolaya Friday, 08 January 2016 08:43 AM
Cheers! We have two event to celebrate today. First the victory for Yahapalanaya and the second the retirement of the AG.
LieRaji Friday, 08 January 2016 08:57 AM
We all know RS, lies at a rate to protect the place.
S B Lokuge Friday, 08 January 2016 04:08 PM
Because MS and RW are frauds.
priyantha Friday, 08 January 2016 04:16 PM
They are in deep dumber after eating yahapalana biriyani
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