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Police probe prove JHU not involved in Kandy riots: Champika

26 March 2018 03:54 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today that in the wake of Police investigations ruling out any JHU involvement in the unrest in the Kandy district, the police should now reveal the political forces behind the violence.

He told a news conference that most of those arrested were identified as members of the Sri Lanka Podu jana Peramuna (SLPP) though the SLPP had blamed the JHU for the violence.

“Pro-Rajapaksa groups spread a rumour that the JHU was behind the Kandy riots. But the police investigations have revealed that none of the Buddhist monks or any other individuals with connections to the JHU were involved in the incident. Based on CCTV footage and other videos it were the pro-Rajapaksa groups involved in it,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 17

  • ANTON Monday, 26 March 2018 04:01 PM


    HIDDEN HAND Monday, 26 March 2018 05:30 PM


    Ravi Wikramasinghe Monday, 26 March 2018 04:24 PM

    Politician with some brain, good option for UNP leadership. But Wimal

    OPTION ? Monday, 26 March 2018 06:36 PM


    Pachaya Monday, 26 March 2018 04:34 PM

    When did he become police media spokesman?

    ahamed Monday, 26 March 2018 04:40 PM

    If you are involved it does not mean JHU?

    johan Monday, 26 March 2018 08:18 PM

    Check with Gamanpila also

    rajitha7 Monday, 26 March 2018 04:43 PM

    It was probably planned to coincide with Geneva proceedings. Someone could have anonymously shown provocative material to a bunch of hooligans who are just waiting for an excuse to run a riot.

    Refaideen Monday, 26 March 2018 04:45 PM

    Why are you so hurry to prove your innocence

    COVER UP Monday, 26 March 2018 06:42 PM

    " It isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble - it's the attempted cover-up". --Tom Petri

    Wise Donkey Monday, 26 March 2018 04:48 PM

    Aney pow, who involved this innocent person into this? Even the police had nothing to do they were just spectators.They themselves set fire to their own business places and also demolished their own house to get only sympathy.

    Shiraz Monday, 26 March 2018 05:29 PM

    “The bottle and the cap don't fit: is the problem with the bottle or the cap?” to find.

    Hassanda Monday, 26 March 2018 05:35 PM

    Even with proof video footage

    Kumara Dharmarathne Monday, 26 March 2018 05:44 PM

    There was no proof of JHU involvement, people accept that,but there was proof that some other political party supporters,members and so on involved in the incident. Please involve seriously in order to bring the culprits before justice. People need you to do this. Thank you.

    sundram Monday, 26 March 2018 06:13 PM

    If JHU is not responsible then, who is else?

    mohamed Monday, 26 March 2018 07:01 PM


    Park Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:03 PM

    What action Champika going to take to ensure that SLPP politicians who were involved are taken into custody and charged?

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