SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera today denied allegations claiming that he was involved in taking six suspects on bail, who were arrested during the tense situation that prevailed in Hettipola, Kurunegala.
Speaking to the media at the SLFP Headquarters today, he said that he went to the scene, not to appear on behalf of the arrested individuals, but to control the situation.
"I have no connection with the arrested individuals. The tense situation was created after the suspects were transferred to the Hettipola Police Station from Bingiriya," he said.
"The incident had occurred in Bingiriya. The suspects who were involved in the attacks were creating a tense situation and had been arrested by the Bingiriya police and later, transferred to the Hettipola Police Station. The tense situation began from there," he said.
“When I visited the police station, the place was under siege by more than 3,000 people. They had broken the police barricade. I went to the police station and explained the situation to the police OIC and transferred the suspects to the Bingiriya Police Station. I did so in order to bring the situation under control. However, rumours were spread claiming that I was involved in bailing out the suspects,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Can a politician interfere with a public servants duties?
Kamal Perera Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:19 AM
The politicians are very happy to do these get the publicity, they are opportunists.
Aquarius Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:33 AM
In Sri Lanka, YES!
Mahen Muttiah Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:41 AM
He may be indirectly saying that the police incapable of handling such a situation and people like him need to interfere to maintain law and order. Honestly, why do we need police then?
SL Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:22 AM
You have failed the country as whole, 23 days left ,you've not done anything significantly to curb the Islamic terrorism .Failing that UNP ,specially Mangala Samaraweera , wanted to trigger riots and now it has happened.
Samare Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:25 AM
Why were you there in first place? It's a duty of police. Not politicians.
Fabulous Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:45 AM
Quite interesting how a politician of his caliber
1. Drove all the way without a driver
2. Without any body guards
Everyone with a brain can put 2 and 2 together, and understand who is behind all this!!
decentgent Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:24 AM
He had no business to go and take the suspects in his vehicle to Hettipola Police station. He had interfered to safe guard the suspects. We have seen the video clips and he is lying. This big mouth guy should be questioned and arrested for his involvement.
Afker Hussain Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:08 PM
You have blood in your hands ..Please remember the your Racist actions caused hardship to your fellow communities
SN Wednesday, 15 May 2019 02:28 PM
Is this called One Law, One Country?
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