Audio: UNP lashes out at ‘Amare visit” to prison

21 June 2012 06:33 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP charged today that the disclosure by the Tangalle high court judge Chandrasena Rajapaksha clearly shows that "underworld gangs operate with state patronage".

UNP Vice president Lakshman Kiriella asked how a criminal with arrest warrants issued against him was able to visit the Tangalle prison to meet a remand prisoner “The fact that despite ‘Julampitiye Amare’ having over a 100 warrants against him issued by various courts in the country, he was able to visit a remand prisoner a week ago clearly shows that this underworld criminal had state patronage, if not how could he visit a prison with the Police on the lookout for him?” he asked.

Addressing a press conference held at the opposition leaders office, Kiriella went on to state that the underworld figure resided and carried out his illegal operations at the heart of the Presidents and the Defence Secretaries hometown.

“This man lived and created terror in Hambanthota which is the hometown of the President, Defense Secretary and a host of other powerful parliamentarians. It is in this place that he continued to reside despite over 100 warrants issued against him, therefore it is clear that he had state patronage and protection” he said. ( Hafeel Farisz &  Nishan Casseem)

  Comments - 11

  • Al Rasa Thursday, 21 June 2012 07:43 AM

    This is what was introduced by JR can't you remember Gonawala Sunil?

    abdul Friday, 22 June 2012 05:47 AM

    what a shame mr. laksman kiriella your party not strong enough to stop this crimes.same as ruling party.

    Nandana Thursday, 21 June 2012 08:36 AM

    His excellency the president will take action against this murderer.I am 100%sure. He will pass the death sentence this time.

    BILLA Thursday, 21 June 2012 08:41 AM

    and Soththi Upali..Nawala Nihal...many many ..more..

    Birty J Thursday, 21 June 2012 11:17 PM

    Billa- Thats why the people changed that Govt;

    the truth Friday, 22 June 2012 08:37 AM

    state terrorism practiced by all govts of sri lanka...abuse of power...

    Rom Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:51 AM

    Hear hear!!

    Szinking Zship Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:17 PM

    Way things are going it looks we are getting dangerously close to law of the jungle.

    Kolitha Thursday, 21 June 2012 07:30 AM

    I am shocked and worried about the future of this country.

    Priyanka Thursday, 21 June 2012 07:31 AM

    I am very sorry. Mr Laksman Kirriella Sir, You have to understand that is the state of Sri Lanka now.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 21 June 2012 07:46 AM

    Nothing shocks us now as criminals are even occupying every other place. Really, the country is now "the Debacle of Asia"

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