Director General of the Media Center for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalle said today that he had proof to believe that the cause of the shooting in Katuwana was due to an internal conflict within the JVP.
“I have proof of the various allegations of violence that had been made against each other by JVP factions and this is why I said that the shooting can be linked to this. What I said was that I suspect that this was the cause,” he said at a media conference today.
Police chief N.K.Illangakone says the Police cannot arrest the prime suspect of Katuwana double murder only because one eye witness named him as the suspect who fired upon the JVP meeting on Friday without other evidence that would establish his involvement.
Addressing the media at the Media Center for National Security yesterday (MCNS) IGP, Mr. Illangakone while admitting that the suspect ‘Julampitiye Amare’s name had been mentioned in one of the statements recorded by the police as the person who led the assault on unarmed JVP supporters, he said, the police wants more evidence to prove that he did the crime.
Confronted with incidents where suspects have been arrested by mentioning only the name by victims, Mr. Illnagakone refuted it and said the police in this case needs more evidence to arrest and produce the criminals in courts.
“Yes, he is a hardcore criminal who has a number of murder, rape and burglary cases against him and is on warrant as he is evading court proceedings. The police arrested his sureties and they are now in jail,” Mr. Illangakone said.( by Sandun A. Jayasekara &Pradeep Pathirana)
Yes doubts are fine lets arrest the suspects first
Fernando K.i.S Tuesday, 19 June 2012 04:48 AM
Booruwa unata pennanna epa hodada
nicky karunarathna Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:05 AM
If you have proof, give that to police mate and not to media. In any case all these JVP thugs now divided and groom as bandits will end up with killing each other. There is no doubts about that!
Nodrog Monday, 18 June 2012 07:43 AM
Then why don't you get the suspects arrested?
Vicky Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:09 AM
I hope Lakshman Hulugalle wouldn't pull a Mohan Peiris ("My his statement was based on hearsay") on this one. By the way, Dr. Jeevan Hoole was summoned to the Police and there was an arrest warrant for him, all because someone made a complaint against him. A guy with hardcore criminal record, including a number of murder, rape and burglary cases against him and is on warrant would not be sought by the Police unless there is enough proof! The same Police and the same Government took the grandmother of Dhanuna Tillekeratne to Court!! Welcometo Sri Lanka, the land of the powerful!!!
Jagath Leanage Monday, 18 June 2012 03:45 PM
Now culprits are in Kollupitiya.Will never be able to arrest.
Su Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:07 PM
These guys think the whole nations is consist of bunch of idiots. Because they think still the most of the stupid public still believe the fairy tales of these guys. Shame on you
sltk2004 Monday, 18 June 2012 10:05 AM
Only GOD knows about the proof ?
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