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UNP condemns Aluthgama riots

2014-06-16 16:44:57
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Condemning the incidents at Aluthgama and Beruwala the United National Party (UNP) said this was something that had been instigated by the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to get political mileage.

“The ruling party had already begun its campaign for the presidential election from Aluthgama,” UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera told a news briefing today.

He said the incidents had been triggered by a group backed by the government. “It is sad to see some people calling themselves monks instigating violence,” he said.

Referring to the UNHRC probe on alleged human rights violations, he said it was the Government that had given permission to the UNHRC in 2009 to carry out an investigation.

Mr. Samaraweera said even UPFA parliamentarian Rajiva Wijesinghe had mentioned it in one of his recent articles. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 12

  • HRJed Tuesday, 17 June 2014 01:22

    Fishing in the troubled waters! Just to show the public he is alive!

    Reply : 5       2

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:14

    Kurundu Pollu... Mangala is trying to act like a Saint of SriLanka. Ha... Ha... Ha...

    Reply : 4       2

    Citizen Tuesday, 17 June 2014 01:48

    Suddenly this guy doesn't seem so bad.
    If this was an election strategy, then the ruling party just lost my vote.

    Reply : 0       4

    HambanGoiya Tuesday, 17 June 2014 03:47

    Crocodile Tears of the decade!

    Reply : 5       1

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:13

    If we destroy both crocodiles (Ranil & Mangala) out from Politics, that will be the greatest achievement for the year 2014.

    Reply : 6       1

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:07

    We condemn Mangala & Ranil - this is the public verdict.

    Reply : 5       1

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 June 2014 05:12

    Mangala rather than talking bull shit, be honest. When you and your boss (Ranil) are going to quit your dirty politics.

    Reply : 6       0

    zuh Tuesday, 17 June 2014 06:22

    unp is fishing in troubled waters.nobody was even bothered to come to the scene when worse things were happening via DM Android App

    Reply : 6       1

    Asokamala Tuesday, 17 June 2014 04:15

    You guys will back this government and all it's dirty tricks till we are all Kaput.

    Reply : 2       3

    Apsara Tuesday, 17 June 2014 07:54

    He is speaking for justice.

    Reply : 0       3

    dias Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:09

    I don't believe you, you destroys UNPs chances. please don,t come out. I hope U.N.P. will support the victims. Country needs fair play.

    Reply : 0       0

    ro Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:10

    Iam sure UNP must be behind this. As usual working against Sri Lanka..... Please go home to your designing job..... via DM iPad app

    Reply : 2       0

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