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No provision to arrest anyone over media conference statements: UNP MP

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There is no provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure to arrest a person over statements made at a media conference, a UNP MP said today.

Parliamentarian Ajith P Perera told a news conference in Bandaragama yesterday that there was no provision in the Code of Criminal Procedure even if that person comes up with a false statement.

Referring to the issuance of warrants on MP Rajitha Senaratne, MP Perera said: “The possible arrest of Dr Senaratne is an attempt by the government to divert the people's attention after the set back it has suffered with courts granting bail to MP Patali Champika Ranawaka."

He also said the government seemed to be failing to keep the promises it made during the election including bringing down the cost of living and writing off loans given to small and medium enterprises. (Yohan Perera)

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  • TONY Wednesday, 25 December 2019 10:22 PM

    HOW COME, THE JUDGE HAS ISSUED A WARRANT ON AGS INSTRUCTIONS. HAS AG MESSED UP AGAIN

    Ranmal Wednesday, 25 December 2019 10:28 PM

    Maaluwa Nahinne Kata Nisa. It is a very good advice.

    Eesha Jayaweera Wednesday, 25 December 2019 11:45 PM

    So now the UNP is losing failures in the law to justify the wrong doings come on man. Gviving false evidence and trying to mislead the public should be death sentence if it is done by an MP. Accusing someone is ok if it is the truth but deliberately trying to mislead the public by an elected official or someone in responsible position should be death in my openion.

    ram Thursday, 26 December 2019 01:44 AM

    UNP and SLFP or SLPP are collaborators of war criminals and they will never let war criminals being punished

    DJ Thursday, 26 December 2019 02:49 AM

    When you critizise stick to the point, if not petmsbent opposition

    roobarbie Thursday, 26 December 2019 04:01 AM

    AG the professional head of legal services is the one that decides if there is a provision or not. Who is this fella amature and barrack room lawyer to say otherwise. Obviously his knickers are in a twist.

    Badee Thursday, 26 December 2019 04:30 AM

    Should be such a regulation, because the politicians say at least 50 percent lies and if there is a regulation to punish them, then all the 225 mp's should be punished.

    Devinda Uduwara Thursday, 26 December 2019 05:06 AM

    It is imminent that we will be isolated in the world.

    M.c. Jayawardena Thursday, 26 December 2019 05:45 AM

    Public statements made making serious allegations against a person or institution either criminally or civil are punishable according to the country’s existing laws. Ajith perera is a loud mouth shouting empty slogans for the last six months. Are these the future u.n.p. Empty vessels trying to rule our beloved motherland. God save Sri Lanka.

    Milinda Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:14 AM

    Guess who is talking ? A bankrupt indesiplineď politician who could not win the Bandaragama electorate he claimed to rèpresent at the ĺast two elections. Sorry state of affairs for this guy who will be kicked out in 2020 parliamentary elections He is like a crab in a melting pot. Talking bulshit in desperation.

    Gimhana Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:38 AM

    Aren't these various statements made by UNP politicians in contempt of court? They are questioning the court decisions. I am surprised why the judges do not issue notices on them. This includes Patali Ranawaka.

    Max Thursday, 26 December 2019 07:04 AM

    Accusations are grave during this conference. So definitely need to conduct a investigation on it. I hope arrest is based on the statements from van drives. If so he deserved

    mp Thursday, 26 December 2019 07:13 AM

    Are you trying to teach judges?

    Udage Sumanadasa Thursday, 26 December 2019 07:22 AM

    Ajith has a point. If Rajitha can be arrested for a media briefing, Kelaniya Maniakkhitha, HIRU and DERANA must also be arrested. Are we heading for a military state?


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