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Hansard officer in parliament arrested for aiding and abetting Zahran

20 May 2019 09:13 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A senior indexing officer attached to the Hansard Department of Parliament who had aided and abetted suicide bomber Zahran Hashim as a leading activist of the National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) was arrested by a special police team in Kurunegala on Saturday.

The suspect was apprehended on the information obtained after questioning an electro-cardiologist of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who had been taken into custody on suspicion with two others on Friday with links to the NTJ.

The Hansard Department officer had been identified as Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen (42), a father of two children and a resident of Alawatugoda in Kandy.

It has been revealed that he had joined the Translation Section of the Parliament in 2006 as a proof reader prior to this appointment.

In spite of the fact that the normal procedure is to recruit a person for the responsible position in the Parliament, is to sit for a competitive examination. The investigations has revealed that he had obtained this post with the support of a top Muslim politico, violating this procedure.

It has also transpired that he had discussed with several Muslim politicians to remove the Police check points that has been in operation in Akurana Town due to the prevailing emergency situation in the country.

The two of the other three suspects who had been arrested as the members of National Thawheed Jamaat with the electro-cardiologist of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital are the residents of Thalgodapitiya in Ibbagamuwa and the other one is a resident of Alakoladeniya area on Dambulla Road in Kurunegala.

It has been revealed that one suspect (27) who is a resident of Thalgodapitiya in Kurunegala district has worked as a coordinator of several Muslim Extremist Organisations including Thawheed Jamaath.

The other suspect (48) who is a resident of Thalgodapitiya itself was in charge of financial activities of Thawheed Jamaath in Kurunegala District and a cheque amounting to Rs.2.1 million had been found in his possession at the time of his arrest.(Pushpakumara Jayaratna)

  Comments - 7

  • Yeti Monday, 20 May 2019 09:59 AM

    They have infiltrated everywhere yet security forces are breaking the organization into parts. Either our security forces are really effective or govt is taking us for a ride

    Nash Perera Monday, 20 May 2019 10:24 AM

    Reveal the name of this Muslim politico and punish him severely for violating the procedure.

    Saranga Monday, 20 May 2019 10:31 AM

    This shows SL politicians doesn't respect the basic law of the land They expect people to follow rules when they blatantly violate them

    asela Monday, 20 May 2019 11:04 AM

    The Speaker should be held responsible if any violation had taken place in recruiting staff. This is a serious threat to our legislature.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 20 May 2019 04:42 PM

    Tentacles of Octopus has spread or allowed to be spread due to political expediency of our dear Sinhala politicians.

    Joseph Monday, 20 May 2019 04:50 PM

    We hope the government will take honest action to bring all how violate the law to justice , without political or other influences .

    Tinkiriya Tuesday, 21 May 2019 06:49 PM

    I don't mean to defend perpetrators. Not all people associated with a person or movement are terrorists. Traders who have done business with a mastermind does not make all traders terrorists although warrants suspicion.


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