Concerns raised over Sunil Jayawardena’s missing mobile phone

Concerns raised over Sunil Jayawardena’s missing mobile phone

Concerns raised over Sunil Jayawardena’s missing mobile phone

Written by Zulfick Farzan

12 Jun, 2020 | 6:23 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  The wife of the late Sunil Jayawardena, a trade union leader who was beaten to death, claimed her husband was killed because authorities turned a blind eye to the issues he highlighted via the media and social media, especially with regard to leasing.

Sunil Jayawardena was the Chairman of the Lanka Self-Employed Professionals’ National Three-Wheeler Federation, and he visited a financial institution on Wednesday to voice his concerns regarding the lease of a member of his trade union, where he was beaten to death.

Sri Lanka Police said an argument led to the death of Jayawardena and 08 suspects were arrested for murder.

News 1st is in possession of details of the suspects, however, those details will not be published as an identification parade is yet to take place in court.

A close confidante of the late Sunil Jayawardena, Chairman of the Restaurant Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath speaking to the media today voiced his concern over Jayawardena’s missing mobile phone.

Highlighting the fact Jayawardena was beaten to death during the rush-hour in a high-security zone, Asela Sampath called on authorities to investigate and reveal the identities of those who instructed the 08 suspects to attack Sunil Jayawardena.

Another trade union activist, Lalith Chandrasiri, the Secretary of the All-Island School Children’s Transport Association alleged the government had misled the people with regard to a circular on leasing by finance companies.

He alleged, when the said institution had claimed it cannot operate, a separate circular was issued for them to charge interest from clients.

There are growing concerns on financial institution regulation as trade unions call for a proper investigation over the murder of Sunil Jayawardena.

Chairman of the National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection, Ranjith Vithanage speaking to reporters, and called for an independent investigation.

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