Refuting claims made by Minister Navin Dissanayake, State Minister Niroshan Perera said he had expressed his views on the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen with responsibility and that there was no change in his stance on the NCM.
He told this in parliament responding to opposition MPs who said that Minister Dissanayake had claimed that State Minister Perera had vowed his support to NCM against Bathiudeen by mistake.
"Minister Dissanayake had said that I spoke of the NCM by mistake. It was not a mistake. I said it wilfully," he said.
He also said that serious allegations had been levelled against Minister Bathiudeen and that an impartial investigation should be carried out before taking appropriate action.
"I request that justice should be meted out to all. More than 250 people have died. Justice should be meted out to them. Steps should be taken to prevent extremist elements raising their heads again," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)
Comments - 2
sunil vijaya Thursday, 23 May 2019 09:20 AM
tamils knew when tigers bombed central bank and avoided colombo that day. similarly muslims knew about the attack on easter day and avoided those areas. both dread sinhalese but dont show openly. pathetic indeed.
The Just Man Thursday, 23 May 2019 11:51 AM
Were the Muslims attending church masses before that?
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