The GMOA today complained to the National Police Commission saying some people under the guise of being police personnel in civvies had attempted to abduct the Medical Faculty Students Action Committee (MFSAC) convener Ryan Jayalath.
It submitted the video footage and the pictures of the incident which took place at the premises of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) yesterday.
The letter said a Chief Inspector who visited the scene had admitted that it a group of police personnel under him had attempted to carry out the arrest.
The GMOA said they had attempted to abduct the convener using a white van having a registration plate -- NA 0410.
Meanwhile, at a news conference held in Colombo, the ‘SAITM Virodi Jana Pawra’ condemned the alleged police attempt to arrest Ryan Jayalath.
GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge said the attempt was not to arrest the student, but to abduct him and accused the government of attempting to suppress student bodies by arresting their conveners on false charges.
“IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara is still behind the bars. The police failed twice to press charges against him. Why don’t they release him if he is not guilty,” Dr. Aluthge said. (Thilanka kanakarathne)
Video by Sanjeewa
Comments - 10
NEW FRONT Friday, 21 July 2017 04:34 PM
GMOA opens a new front !
WANTED Friday, 21 July 2017 04:36 PM
So, GMOA supports those who are wanted by the Police.
Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 21 July 2017 07:01 PM
The allegation is that some people claiming to be police officers tried to abduct him. If he had an arrest warrant out for him, genuine police officers in uniform could have carried out a legal arrest.
samara jayaweera Friday, 21 July 2017 07:59 PM
GMOA Supports whom wanted by Police but not for robbing bilions of Government Money like some ministers
Ides of August Saturday, 22 July 2017 07:20 PM
Kingsley - you are quite right, This being so - it now appears others have taken the law into their own hands - and this does not augur well for "our GMOA heroes" (and those supporting them )
Kadiya Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:08 AM
Naturally, they have to look after their cadres, don't they?
chandra Friday, 21 July 2017 07:31 PM
Unfortunately saadharana samajaya not aware of this. NGO people who opposed to white van kept silence via DM Android App
Ram Saturday, 22 July 2017 05:31 AM
Police have the authority to arrest any person who violates the law. Police must provide an update of the violation for the benefit of the public
Kadiya Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:07 AM
The police must also arrest those who aids and abates like the GMOA!!!
citizen Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:43 AM
With a warrant, can RJ resist arrest and can GMOA, a law unto themselves, support
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