Opposition, Govt. clash in House over Tangalle murder

8 February 2013 12:41 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The main opposition expressed its dismay in Parliament yesterday after the government declined to answer a question regarding the killing of a British national on Christmas eve in 2011 in Tangalle, and causing grievous injuries to his Russian girlfriend.

UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara directed two questions asking for details on the incident and the follow up action by the government to prosecute the suspects.     In his question, he asked whether     the government was aware of any such incident, and if so, the identity of the persons victimized in the crime. Also, he asked for the reasons for the incident.

Chief Government Whip Dinesh Gunawardane said he could not answer the question on behalf of the government because it was an issue lying before court at the moment. The Chief Whip argued that it would be impossible under the sub judice to answer that question.

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe countered Mr. Gunawardane, saying the sub judice rule would not bar the government from giving details required by MP Jayasekara.  He said only the reasons that led to the crime could not be revealed, in his view, under the sub judice law.

“All other details can be provided without any programme. First, Mr. Jayasekara asked whether any such incident happened. The government can just say yes or no in answer,” he said.

The Chief Whip responded saying that it would be advisable for the UNP MP to reword the question omitting the section that ran counter to the sub judice law in this instance.

“Then only, I can answer it. I know your intention of asking this question. Whatever intention you might have, we have to stick to the parliamentary traditions,” he said.

UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said that the British High Commission in Colombo had raised concerns about the delay in the litigation process on this crime. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
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  • Cobbler Friday, 08 February 2013 12:59 PM

    I thought Dinesh has a backbone to stand up against these injustices, as he is not a member of the ruling party.p

    victim Friday, 08 February 2013 01:16 PM

    We would not have faced this jungle law now, if the public had asked questions like these when they killed the Tamils!!!

    Lobo Friday, 08 February 2013 06:57 AM

    By shielding these criminals the Govt openly shows its disregard for law and order, especially if a politician is involved.

    attha Friday, 08 February 2013 08:30 AM

    Baduth Anduwe Naduth Anduwe So what?

    Bavana John Friday, 08 February 2013 10:06 AM

    No more Law in SL. Everything is government hands.

    Mutu Friday, 08 February 2013 11:21 PM

    British Govt should take more serious note in this matter.

    Saliya Wickremasuriya Friday, 08 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Govt. **s**les never answer questions raised by the Opposition. via DM Android App

    Senerath Friday, 08 February 2013 12:17 PM

    Uneducated, GANJA people Governing the Country.
    Thaks God that We can Live In peace In Europe
    I dont Understand Why MR supporting them???

    PJ Roy Friday, 08 February 2013 12:47 PM

    Impeach the victim.... that will work!

    Mason Friday, 08 February 2013 12:48 PM

    Those in power are well and truly safeguarding themselves as well as their supporters. Why bother about killings of others when our guys are safe.

    Nalin Friday, 08 February 2013 06:20 AM

    Law of the jungle, does anyone realistically expect true justice to prevail? Not a chance.


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