Deputy Minister Nishantha Muthuhettigama who spoke to the Media over the phone from Singapore said he would return to the country in two days.
“When something happens there is no one to look after us. I will be back in two days to ensure the victory of the President. I left the country because the Police got into a “Kulappuwa” (panic attack) and tried to arrest me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the Minister was not prevented from leaving the country because there was no travel restriction issued against him.
“There was only an arrest warrant issued against him but no travel restriction was requested from the Magistrate. Therefore the Department of Emigration and Immigration could not take any action against him,” he said.
However, SSP Rohana admitted that the Police could have arrested the suspect prior to fleeing. “Any police officer could have arrested him but there were no policemen at the time,” he said. (Sanath Desmond and Jehan Gunasekera)
Comments - 7
C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 26 December 2014 06:33 PM
You wait Mr. Minister. Our Police Spokesman will be waiting for you at the VIP Lounge. He will catch U and do what is necessary.
zorro Friday, 26 December 2014 06:43 PM
Ajith Rohana and the higher authorities in the police department should be charged for their corrupt behavior. Ajith Rohana has no brains and proud of it too.
Cobra Friday, 26 December 2014 06:54 PM
Nawata kari ne, Sri Lanka can jolly well do without your kind
Cobra Friday, 26 December 2014 06:55 PM
All the cops who were there were enjoying his croaking on the stage!!!
be Fair Friday, 26 December 2014 07:40 PM
Yakko, that is a hell of a warrant no.......????
lahiru.mahesh89 Sunday, 28 December 2014 09:04 AM
Anee.. Please vote for maithree to protect my mother land
laksiri Friday, 26 December 2014 09:07 PM
what a joker. no police officer was there in the Airport.
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