Prez perturbed over CDS arrest move

2018-09-13 20:22:10

President Maithripala Sirisena who hurriedly summoned a special Cabinet meeting today criticized the move to arrest high profile military officers even without initiating court action against them.

The President summoned this meeting in the event of moves by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to record a statement from Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne over the incident in which 11 students were abducted during the war time. He was asked to give a statement to the CID last Monday. However, he had gone to Mexico the same day. Also the CID had informed court earlier that they would arrest the CDS. .

The President is reported to have said that it is unbecoming of those concerned to harass the officers of the military top brass in this manner even before initiating court action. Also, the President took swipe at Minister Sarath Fonseka for criticizing Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake and speaking about defence matters. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 14

  • ala Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:38

    Let's talk about cashew nuts instead!!!

    Reply : 15       168

    Graham Thursday, 13 September 2018 20:39

    This government has become a kindergarten and the dollar is soaring, crimes on the rise and GDP (gas, diesel and petrol) on the rise....enough is enough

    Reply : 6       146

    SB Saturday, 15 September 2018 06:39

    Must be worried that the son inlaw will not get comissions for the bucket of bolts recomended .

    Reply : 0       1

    Brainmaster Friday, 14 September 2018 13:09

    Why no special meeting of the cabinet about cadju nuts via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       16

    Ceylon Friday, 14 September 2018 14:53

    President stop police to protect criminals.people die daily with high crimes.remove sirisena and punish him for protecting criminals.only job he is doing properly is protecting criminals.

    Reply : 0       7

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 14 September 2018 15:55

    Let do the police its work without political influence. The times for a dictatorial rule is over. Do not protect murderers and their helpers.

    Reply : 0       6

    Sunil Friday, 14 September 2018 16:53

    Don't blame the politicians for everything. Gas, Diesel and Petrol is going up worldwide. The Indian Rupee is at the lowest. So, you can't always blame everything on politicians. You must dissect the uncontrollable from the Controllable and make them accountable for the latter.

    Reply : 1       2

    CITIZEN Friday, 14 September 2018 17:45

    Repeat of what happened to FCID! CID can close the files on the 11 students and other high-profile cases He only says the law should be applied justly and impartially; But, in some cases a little differently!!!

    Reply : 0       5

    Gune Friday, 14 September 2018 18:48

    Cashew nuts are more important to the president than 11 students going missing. However when his son breaks the law the IGP is asked to hide the tapes. Yahapalanya my foot!!!

    Reply : 0       6

    daya weerasinghe Saturday, 15 September 2018 08:41

    protecting the corrupt and the criminals ....this guy is no better than Rajapaksas ....same crap,just different name..!

    Reply : 0       5

    Gamini Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:42

    Useless President

    Reply : 0       1

    Gamini Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:53

    Why didn't Prime Minister and the Cabinet return fire? Don't yjey have a spine to take on this guy?

    Reply : 0       2

    Mandayan Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:49

    The clever President knows well that there is no change of local trail for political reason and so he is acting in such a way to for the International Community to force an external mechanism

    Reply : 0       3

    Hubert Sunday, 16 September 2018 07:15

    This is not Pakistan

    Reply : 0       2

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