Rishad liable to punishment under Penal Code: SLPP

28 May 2019 02:21 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen committed an offence punishable under the Penal Code when he influenced Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake to release the suspects arrested in connection with the terror strikes on April 21.

Addressing a press conference, SLPP Chairman Professor G.L. Peiris said the Army Commander had been contacted by the minister thrice and if it were proven to be an offence, then he was punishable under the Penal Code as it amounted to political influence.

While questioning as to why the government did not try 89 suspects imprisoned under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, Prof. Peiris said the government did not allow the Army to interrogate the suspects arrested.

“Besides, the report of the committee appointed to look into this attack has not been submitted yet. The government took as long as three weeks to ban the organisations responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage. Although the government requested the diplomatic community to relax their travel advisories, foreign countries witness for themselves how investigations into the incidents have been politicised,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

 

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  • Bandu W Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:32 PM

    Is he for Sri Lanka or against SL to say these things. Politics and nothing else.

    Nihal Wijayanayaka Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:52 PM

    When politicians do not uphold the laws of the land though they took an oath to do so. and when justice is denied when courts delay and delay cases making citizens loose faith in the legal system. What can you expect?

    ROY ABDUIL Tuesday, 28 May 2019 08:54 PM

    GL DO NOT TALK BIG,YOU FORGOT HOW TAJUDEEN MURDER YOU GUYS COVERED AND REMOVED ALL ARMY AND POLICE EVIDENCE, YOU ONLY KNOW TO BOW DONE TO MR OR ELSE YOU WILL GO WITH THE WIND


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