Dayasiri de­nies Hettipola al­le­ga­tions

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY CHATURANGA SAMARAWICK­RAMA

SLFP Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Dayasiri Jayasekara on Tues­day de­nied al­le­ga­tions claim­ing that he was in­volved in tak­ing six suspects on bail, who were ar­rested dur­ing the tense sit­u­a­tion that pre­vailed in Hettipola, Ku­rune­gala.

Speak­ing to the me­dia at the SLFP Head quar­ters on Tues­day, he said that he went to the scene, not to ap­pear on be­half of the ar­rested in­di­vid­u­als, but to con­trol the sit­u­a­tion.

“I have no con­nec­tion with the ar­rested in­di­vid­u­als. The tense sit­u­a­tion was cre­ated af­ter the suspects were trans­ferred to the Hettipola Po­lice sta­tion from Bin­giriya,” he said.

“The in­ci­dent had oc­curred in Bin­giriya. The suspects who were in­volved in the at­tacks cre­at­ing a tense sit­u­a­tion, had been ar­rested by the Bin­giriya Po­lice and later were trans­ferred to the Hettipola Po­lice Sta­tion. The tense sit­u­a­tion be­gan from there,” he said.

“When I vis­ited the Po­lice sta­tion, the place was un­der siege by more than 3,000 peo­ple. They had bro­ken into the Po­lice bar­ri­cade. I went to the Po­lice Sta­tion and ex­plained the sit­u­a­tion to the Po­lice OIC and trans­ferred the suspects to the Bin­giriya Po­lice Sta­tion. i did so in or­der to bring the sit­u­a­tion un­der con­trol. how­ever, ru­mours were spread claim­ing that I was in­volved in bail­ing out the suspects,” he said. A group of drunk­ards had at­tacked two bou­tiques in Kuliyapi­tiya. The suspects ap­pre­hended over this in­ci­dent had been re­leased, while the res­i­dents were on their way to the po­lice sta­tion. When there was fighting among this group as a peo­ples rep­re­sen­ta­tive I could not just wait.

When I vis­ited the po­lice sta­tion Na­mal Ku­mara was also there. I asked him why he came and in­structed him to im­me­di­ately go away. He went away.

I took the six suspects in my jeep and handed them to the Bin­giriya Po­lice. I did not make any in­tim­i­da­tion to the OIC. You can ver­ify this

from him.

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