Hali Ela attack – Dilan Perera issues statement

Hali Ela attack – Dilan Perera issues statement

Hali Ela attack – Dilan Perera issues statement

Written by Bella Dalima

25 Sep, 2014 | 10:26 pm

Minister Dilan Perera issued a statement on Thursday with regard to the attack that occurred in Hali-Ela.

The statement reads that following the sudden attack, Harin Fernando, had visited the residence of Minister Dilan Perera on Bandaranayake Mawatha in Badulla.

In his statement, Minister Dilan Perera notes that while he had taken all steps to provide the necessary security, only Harin Fernando is aware of the reason for the visit.

The Minister notes that even when Harin Fernando was in Colombo, he had called the Police Special Task Force to provide security for his home and office.

Minister Dilan Perera notes that since he has faced both victory and defeat in politics, he does not engage in such actions and requests that Harin Fernando bear defeat with political maturity.

Furthermore, the Minister notes in his statement, that two journalists whom he knows well were also attacked in during the clashes and that while he is saddened by the incident, he condemns it personally and on behalf of the government.

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