Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader and National Executive Council (NEC) member Anura Kumara Dissanayake today said the Council had not taken any decision ‘in his presence’ to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
He said he arrived at the Council meeting held on Wednesday late but assured there was no decision taken on the arrest of Mr. Rajapaksa.
“Though I was late, I was briefed by others who were already there on the discussions which were held. They did not mention anything related to the arrest of Mr. Rajapaksa. After all, the NEC has no legal authority to take such a decision to arrest anyone,” he said.
He said they held discussions on Constitutional reforms during the meeting.
It was earlier reported that the NEC had unanimously decided to arrest former Defence Secretary quoting Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne.
Mr. Dissanayake said the reports of NEC deciding to arrest Mr. Rajapaksa were baseless. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 37
Sobitha Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:32 AM
Like Nandana Gunathileke , Anura Kumara too will end up in UNP one day.
hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:45 AM
these talkers are liability to the country. I hope intelligent people in srilanka will send them home on next election via DM Android App
nalin Saturday, 14 March 2015 01:24 PM
either gota or mahinda arrested...nec members have to be careful in public...bcs it is more than 100% patriotic people will not tolerate such type of politically motivated decision...soon anarchy will develop...whole so called government will be a victim of tha anarchy..
Salaam Saturday, 14 March 2015 01:53 PM
Thank God he was not a Muslim. People who talk about sinhalese arresting another Sinhala crook will have another tongue. Do you know why road constructions are going so well Ask the people who are involved. He should be taken Hague via DM Android App
Cheers Saturday, 14 March 2015 02:08 AM
Do not fall in to rajitha as he has made so many baseless comments to the media and all comments were false and people have lost faith on this regime
hiran Gunawardena Saturday, 14 March 2015 04:02 AM
I cannot believe this idiot nakibg even such a comment regarding a war hero. via DM Android App
Patriot Saturday, 14 March 2015 05:02 PM
How can anyone even think of arresting a patriot who helped to liberate the country, for no reason at all. If there is a valid reason, then let us know.In the case of Fonseka, he was engaged in politics as well as threatening to divulge sensitive information to USA etc. whilst still serving in the Army. That was treason?
Ajith Gunapala Saturday, 14 March 2015 06:08 PM
supreme council like NEC. There should be collective responsibility.
Solomon Saturday, 14 March 2015 07:48 AM
Its very irresponsible to attend such important meeting that has a task to get done. In 100 daYs.Special y by JVP. who always complain of delayed action against everthing.
L Raja Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:28 AM
If something happen to Gota or Mahinda you all have to pay the price. What a disgrace nation like Sinahalese. Shame to be a Sri Lankan because of the people like you!
Freebird Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:02 PM
Arresting criminals is police duty.not the NEC via DM Android App
Sara Saturday, 14 March 2015 08:41 AM
Did PM Modi decide on that? and asked Rajitha to announce the decision ?Ashamed of our "Leaders"
sabaratnam Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:14 AM
This is a MP who is attending important meetings late. Even bad is he is telling about the meeting where he was only partly present. Obviously there is something wrong. May be well looked after..........
Kali Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:18 AM
What a lier! We have heard enough lies from Anura kumara. Your name will go in history as the biggest traitor of our country.
shameer Friday, 13 March 2015 09:23 PM
Wimal sahodaraya making nonsense publicity.
dilhan Friday, 13 March 2015 09:43 PM
this NEC is just a joke :)
Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:24 AM
Anyway, Gotta should be arrested.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 13 March 2015 09:54 PM
Anyway Gota should be arrested, no question.
ANTON Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:36 AM
ANURA KUMARA HAS TWO TONGUES. ...NO BACKBONE AND..................
Bubble Banda Friday, 13 March 2015 09:55 PM
The public is waiting anxiously the day Gotabay goes behind bars.
Alagiyawanna Saturday, 14 March 2015 09:56 AM
It is time that all the criminals are put behind the bars.
OMG Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:02 AM
Law should be the same for everyone. If you and I steal something worth a few thousand rupees from the state we will definitely be arrested. Also if we fail to pay taxes on money that WE ourselves earned we will be penalized. We expect the yahapalanaya government to apply the law on all Sri Lankansd the same way.
mac Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:08 AM
If gotabaya have done something wrong he has to be punished nobody is above the law .
Ganesha Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:32 AM
Why Sri lankan should be ashamed of what for, when Sarath Fonseka was assaulted and dragged to prison although he got his rebirth from explosion without even of iota of his health condition, where were you all? .Now only open and talk about rule of law, you hypocrites
Nish Friday, 13 March 2015 10:16 PM
Do you mean Rajitha and Dr Wickramabahu lied? oops..
channa Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:41 AM
what a bloody joke...Ballek giya uda balapan !!!! this Jerry Mouse and his ilk is put in a position to decide on a man who gave us a unified country to live in....
Darm Saturday, 14 March 2015 10:43 AM
First arrest the CB Governor who looted 60 billion in less than 100 days.
Palitha Friday, 13 March 2015 10:21 PM
Nobody knows whom to believe. This is not good governance. This is a right royal soup!
hiran Gunawardena Friday, 13 March 2015 10:20 PM
This unbelievably ridiculous for this idiot to say even He pionered saving country from terrorism. How can we even think about it via DM Android App
Eds Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:10 AM
What legal authority does the NEC to arrest or decide to arrest anyone? So much for independent law enforcement and judiciary!
BusyBee Friday, 13 March 2015 10:33 PM
For a start get to meetings on date and time agreed. That is a real man.
True Lanka Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:43 AM
Crooks must be arrested even if the have had devine power. via DM Android App
keshara Saturday, 14 March 2015 11:55 AM
shame on you sir for lying so much... before preaching good governance stop lying. via DM Android App
michael pereira Friday, 13 March 2015 11:06 PM
Thank you for your clarification Sir.
Sri Wickrema Saturday, 14 March 2015 12:13 PM
Rajitha always puts the foot in his mouth.
sach Friday, 13 March 2015 11:51 PM
LOL what is this NEC? who appointed people into it? Can I come in?
don Sunday, 15 March 2015 11:56 AM
where the patriot?
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