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Govt. resorting to ‘white van culture’ sooner than expected: JVP


30 November 2019 05:01 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday they expected that ‘white van culture’ and undemocratic actions would take place under this government, but they never expected such things would happen so soon.

JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti told a news conference that it was serious that abductions had started when an employee of the Swiss Embassy was abducted, as well as the transfer of FCID Director Shani Abeysekara, saying that it was a warning to other institutions as well.

He said such undemocratic actions should be nipped in the bud and added that civil society groups, Maha Sangha and those who valued democratic principles should come forward against these actions as it was against the mandate.

“People gave the mandate to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to build a secured country and a healthy economy. He cannot take arbitrary decisions. He should respect the mandate,” he said.

Mr. Hadunnetti said CID officers who conducted investigations against politicians have had to leave the country for protection, whereas President Rajapaksa and the present government promised to ensure the security of state officials and security personnel.

“Ensuring national security does not mean suppressing officials whom the government does not like and appointing officials partial to them. Politicians should face the investigations and prove their innocence before the judiciary instead of trying to change evidence, forcing others to withdraw evidence and mediating in the activities of the Attorney General in fear of investigations against them,” he said.

He said it was thieves who fled the country in fear of police earlier but today it is the police who have had to flee the country in fear of thieves.

“CID official Nishantha Silva who conducted investigations with regard to the killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge, several corruption cases and abduction of 11 youth, had to leave the country for his safety. Those who were involved in the Central bank Bond scam were free,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)


  Comments - 12

  • Neil Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:22 AM

    Hope this is the first and the last of such incidents of the present government. Time will tell us how it goes.

    M.C. Jayawardena Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:36 AM

    It was the JVP idiots who ruined Sri Lanka by creating a youth Revolt in 1971 where innocent Sinhalese Youth about 20,000 were killed, another 60,000 from 1987-1990. Bloody fools.

    GOD Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:50 AM

    Well said!

    Renato Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:58 AM

    Hamuge katu lewa kana guys

    Gamage Saturday, 30 November 2019 06:54 AM

    When its in the Blood how can you take it out! Let those who voted enjoy the white vans as well.

    Ajith E Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:01 AM

    Eventually we brought back the Hitler Regime, we wished.

    Hornet Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:11 AM

    JVP, rest assured we are with you at the Gen. elections , period!!!

    Wasp Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:31 AM

    Are you happy now GR supporters or are you waiting till they come for you????

    CHULANI Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:37 AM

    JVP.......Killers of 70,000 innocent Sinhala Youth.... never fought the terrorist LTTE

    Bobby Pereira Saturday, 30 November 2019 08:02 AM

    Go to hell Gandanetti.

    Nancy Saturday, 30 November 2019 08:32 AM

    Its too early to come for a conclusion brother.. Still they havent even done a complain in Police. So dont lose your voting base further

    Amarakone Saturday, 30 November 2019 09:07 PM

    Too bad you lost JVP, but please, please do not try to arouse fear and doubt amongst the people with your unsubstantiated statements. Such talk should be condemned and considered a crime and such people should be charged and put behind bars if found guilty. Please let there be peace in the country and do not try to agitate people without knowing the facts.

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