The Joint Opposition (JO) today urged the Commissioners of the National Police Commission (NPC) to resign if they could not properly investigate the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
JO MP Dullas Alahapperuma told a news conference that IGP Pujith Jayasundera should take immediate measures to arrest DIG Nalaka de Silva, who MP Alahapperuma said was the mastermind of the alleged conspiracy.
“We are aware that there are talented and credible officers at the NPC. Even if they cannot conduct these investigations in a proper manner, it is better for them to resign to uphold their reputation,” he said.
He said the recent transfer of DIG Silva to the IT Division from the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was also dubious.
“These authorities are attempting to erase the data of the telephone conversations between DIG Silva and Mr Namal Kumara, who made the revelation,” MP Alahapperuma said.
Alahapperuma also said though the Law and Order Ministry had guaranteed to provide security for President Sirisena after the alleged conspiracy coming to light, no such security had been provided for Mr Rajapaksa despite him already having a smaller security detail.
Meanwhile, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) MP Udaya Gammanpila said IGP Jayasundera was not following the instructions of the NPC on the alleged conspiracy, though he was bound to follow them. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
This type of investigations cannot be done in a day or two as they expect. It has to be a through investigation
Bala Wednesday, 19 September 2018 05:34 PM
What nonsense is all this. You cannot investigate like putting on a switch unless a kangarooo court like that used for SF by MR. All kindergarten stuff as if they do not know how to inquire into a complaint. You cannot arrest anyone just on a few shouting nonsense and only one video to support complaint.
Mandy Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:30 AM
Will he and others who wasted our tax money in parliament proceedings for political advantage resign if this allegation by the informant is false because they jumped the gun even without checking the real position. On this basis of allegations alone, all JO should be in custody as there are severe allegations of corruption against them.
Odin Thursday, 20 September 2018 06:11 PM
Oh dear, is there anything they do not want?
SAM Friday, 21 September 2018 09:34 AM
Its still not clear regarding this case as JO seem to know whole plan from start to finish than the cops, media or even the people.
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