Youth lodges complaint at Police HQ; says Mangala promised him boats

Youth lodges complaint at Police HQ; says Mangala promised him boats

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Jan, 2014 | 6:32 pm

A youth lodged a complaint against MP Mangala Samaraweera at the Police Headquarters on Monday night.

The youth who was released on bail after being arrested on charges of  allegedly breaking into MP Mangala Samaraweera’s house and stealing some items, lodged this complaint.

The youth, who is a resident of Ratmalana arrived at the Police Headquarters on Monday night, accompanied by his lawyers and lodged a complaint claiming that he was arrested on falsified charges.

He has requested the Police Headquarters to conduct an inquiry and serve justice.

Complainant, Shevan Priyankara said; “I have known Mangala Samaraweera for three years. He said that he would give me everything if I engaged in homosexual relations with him. He said he would get boats for me. In the end he lodged a false entry against me with the police and had me arrested. I was imprisoned for sixteen days and he donesn’t even look at me now. Now, I have lodged an entry against him at the Police Headquarters. I need to speak against him now. I need to rise against him.”

Complainant’s legal counsel, Attorney-at-Law H.A. Premasiri said; “We accompanied Shevan Priyankara to the Police Headquarters today to lodge a complaint. In truth, we lodged a complaint against the sexual abuse of Shevan Priyankara by Mangala Samaraweera. We lodged a complaint with all information with the Police Headquarters. We hope, that the police will conduct a fair inquiry into the harm caused to him and will take the appropriate measures.”

This youth was arrested on December 31 last year, and remanded following a complaint that he had broken into the residence of MP Mangala Samaraweera, and had stolen several items.

Appearing on behalf of the youth in court on January 13, President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya said that Samaraweera had used the youth for homosexual activity and had then levelled false charges against him.

The President’s Counsel also informed court that the items his client is alleged to have stolen, were in fact gifts from Mangala Samaraweera. The President’s Counsel also submitted an affidavit from the suspect’s wife to court.

The youth was subsequently released on bail. This case is to be taken up again next week.

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