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A political group is alleged to have made forged deeds to acquire these lands illegally

  • Minister Namal Rajapaksa in a twitter  message stated that several parties were trying to accuse his family  regarding this matter

By Yoshitha Perera  

Attorney General Dappula De Livera has instructed the Acting IGP to initiate an inquiry into the videos circulating through social media regarding the forced acquisition of lands owned by Sri Lankans living abroad by a political group. 

According to the CCTV footages circulated via social media, the political group concerned had made forged deeds to acquire these lands illegally.  


The AG had advised the Acting IGP to submit a progress report within seven days.   


Meanwhile, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Namal Rajapaksa releasing a twitter message stated that several parties were trying to accuse his family regarding the above matter and relevant authorities were already probing the issue.   


“I saw a video on social media which implicates myself & members of my family. Relevant authorities are already looking into this matter. Incidents such as this should not be taken lightly! I can assure that no one from my family is involved in or affiliated to this,” Minister Namal Rajapaksa posted in a twitter message. 

 

  • Relevant authorities are already looking into this matter. Incidents such as this should not be taken lightly

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