Video: NEC has no powers to decide on anyone’s arrest: NFF

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The National Executive Council (NEC) had no authority to decide or call for the arrest of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa or any person, the National Freedom Front (NFF) said today.

The party that backed the ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa also questioned in what capacity the NEC took the decision.

“Only the Police can decide whether to arrest a person or not. One could also be arrested following a Court Order. It appears the Executive Council has become a ‘Hunting Council’,” NFF Spokesman Mohamed Muzammil told a news conference today.

It was earlier reported that the NEC had decided, when it met on Wednesday, to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in connection with the floating armoury of Avant Guarde. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 16

  • Nalin Friday, 13 March 2015 06:12 AM

    Yes, we must try and arrest the war criminals first if they are serious about good governance.

    brainmaster Friday, 13 March 2015 01:04 PM

    Muzammil, you are a disgrace to all Muslims

    Vijith Pieterz Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:06 PM

    This idiot is off the head, send him to Angoda right now.

    Vijith Pieterz Friday, 13 March 2015 09:08 AM

    He has close links with drug dealers. With Weerawansa CID should investigate and arrest him too.

    Desmond Jeromme Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:09 PM

    Who cares for this stupid fellow who was onetime

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:10 PM

    For every statements he expresses, Gotta will pay him Rs.2,500/- that is why this rotten fellow licking his back.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 March 2015 09:09 AM

    Gotta pays Rs. 2500/-

    Bubble Banda Friday, 13 March 2015 09:14 AM

    Muza will get a nice swelling one of these days for jabbering too much

    Bubble Banda Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:21 PM

    Once upon a time this fellow was selling "Banians" in the pavement of Borella. Now talking too much !!!

    asiyawe ascharya Friday, 13 March 2015 01:52 PM

    keep it up. all followers of your boss wimaie are retards like you. you and wimale will ensure that mara`s misdeeds like jailing war hero SF will not be forgotten by people

    Mohamed Amal Thursday, 12 March 2015 04:31 PM

    just shut up. This person is useless for anything...just knows only to make voice in media n nothing else

    Patrick Thursday, 12 March 2015 05:01 PM

    Empty vessels make the most noise!!!! Wonder whether he knows what he is talking about.

    de silva Thursday, 12 March 2015 05:06 PM

    Just krrp quite.In the next GE the people of this country will wipe out your party.

    upali Friday, 13 March 2015 10:20 AM

    Now the arrest decisions seems to be taken by the Ministers.

    Labby Thursday, 12 March 2015 05:15 PM

    Perhaps he now does not remember who arrested General Sarath Fonseka. Was it the Police?

    Bala Thursday, 12 March 2015 05:18 PM

    He has only a 500 strong followers. Let us not waste time on him.

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