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Ratnapriya, Wiyangoda, Wijesuriya quizzed by SIU

14 December 2018 11:15 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) today recorded statements from three members of the ‘Purawesi Balaya’ organization in connection with a statement made by its representative Saman Ratnapriya recently.

Police said Saman Ratnapriya, Gamini Wiyangoda and Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya were questioned for nearly three hours following a complaint lodged by Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary Upul Nishantha saying that Mr. Ratnapriya had made a statement at a media briefing which was liable to cause a clash and a threat to national security.

The investigations were launched funder the directions of IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

The three members of the ‘Purawesi Balaya’ were summoned for further investigations on December 17.

  Comments - 4

  • lion Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:18 AM

    We are great full for these persons who sacrificed their time and safety to safeguard the good governess of this country. Truth triumphs and truth prevails however much facing all attempts being made to silence those who speak of it.

    Shan Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:55 AM

    These men of Purawesi Balaya are those really love the country in a democratic way. Trying to silence them is going against Freedom of Speech and use of power against independent voices of the country.

    Nimal Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:49 AM

    We know they re very educated and highly honourable citizens of this country. They were in the forefront of bringing Yahapaanala government into power. So this is nothing but witch hunting!

    MIR Saturday, 15 December 2018 02:17 PM

    Inquiring on a complain is reasonable. However these gentlemen are Catalysts in educating people on Democracy it's rights and rallying them to protect the country from the greedy politicians. They have done no harm to the country only educated the mass of their rights.

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