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SAITM shooting: Attempt to divert mounting protest? JVP

8 February 2017 05:53 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today alleged that the government was attempting to put the blame of the shooting at the SAITM CEO on the student unions and civil society groups and urged it to conduct a broad investigation over the incident and reveal the culprits.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the SAITM issue should not be allowed to be suppressed through this sort of drama.

“The government is trying to put the blame on the student unions and civil society groups over the SAITM shooting. The UNP government had done this sort of actions such as the 1983 Black July in the past to suppress forces against them. They even acted to ban political parties hiding behind the incident. This shooting also indicates a similar story. Therefore we urge the government to conduct a broad investigation and reveal the culprits,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said the government’s involvement in the incident would be justified if the government failed to conduct an investigation and revealed the people behind the incident.

“This should be revealed if there was no government blessed force behind this. Our Police Department was clever to find any type of crime. The government was behind the crimes that the police have not been able to solve including the cases of Wasim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickramatunge,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayake told a news conference that they had reasonable doubt that the SAITM may be doing this sort of actions to divert the mounting protest over it after the verdict of the Court of Appeal. (Ajith Siriwardana)

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  Comments - 14

  • Selvyn Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:18 PM

    Look at the fellow.He is casting stones being in the glass house. There is a history that tells how these inhuman rascal killed many people. via DM Android App

    Selvyn Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:27 PM

    JVP says UNP is capable of killing people but what about JVPs track record of killing people in the past. via DM Android App

    Kadiya Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:44 PM

    A man with an answer to anything and everything except why his party will forever be in the opposition!!!

    Dr.Watson Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:59 PM

    Every time this joker opens his mouth, the JVP is losing thousands of votes. The man and his party has to rely on the lower income class to keep the afloat. Time to say Sayonara to these time servers.

    German Jacob Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:14 PM

    You are crazy Disa, don't play games at this instance.

    cdd Wednesday, 08 February 2017 09:19 PM

    We should have a referendum. We see lot of politicians have big ego. Greediness for power, no matter what, oppose for everything and trying to shine. I bet you Anura, next election you will see the negative impact because of you and yours behavior.

    Matta Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:28 PM

    JVP being so vociferous reminds me of "Puhul Hora Karin Dane"!.Calling for investigations that is already underway, is he trying to fend off being investigated?

    Shelly. Wednesday, 08 February 2017 10:32 PM

    It seems the JVP has born in SENASURU naketha. From that date this country receives SENASURU APALA. Needs a big SAANTHI KARMA or a KOHOMBA KANKANKARIYA. via DM Android App

    Ram Thursday, 09 February 2017 01:33 AM

    when we look at the past it is the JVP who taught gun culture to the peaceloving Sri Lankans even before the LTTE

    John Thursday, 09 February 2017 01:52 AM

    This guy took too much of Yahapalana tonic fed by the NGO clan in 2015. Now he is vomiting in public! A headless chicken trying to find an agenda to survive. The next election will hopefully teach the correct lesson.

    sumith Thursday, 09 February 2017 03:57 AM

    You were very popular in the local and international arenanot any more anura Dissanayake,part of your foot is with Mr's gang,we know it well,you will get any support from the international community any mister,remember thatwe call people like Bastardsdont open your mouth again,we know you now

    Amaris Thursday, 09 February 2017 05:39 AM

    Why doesn't the JVP stops people going abroad for higher studies?

    Leo Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:53 AM

    JVP not only dug their own grave but buried themselves as well. Now on JVP will be voice in the dark. via DM Android App

    Dee Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:20 AM

    We remember your 'good old days' - T56 shooting if shops opened, schools open, lights switched on etc. Worse than the 30 year war and ever grateful to the heros who brought it under control.

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