CID obtaining statements from IGP, STF

CID obtaining statements from IGP, STF

CID obtaining statements from IGP, STF

Written by Amani Nilar

21 May, 2022 | 3:00 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Criminal Investigations Division is currently recording statements from the Inspector General of Police and the Commandant of the STF over the incidents which took place on 09th May, at Galle Face and Colpetty.

In addition, statements are also being recorded from the DIG in charge of the Police Special Branch.

On Friday (20) detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department are recorded a statement from MP Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, for several hours.

This is with regard to the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites on the 9th of April 2022.

So far, SLPP MPs Milan Jayathilake, Sanath Nishantha, Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, Kelaniya PS Chairman Manjula Prasanna, Karandeniya PS Member Sameera Chathuranga, Seethawaka PS Member Jayantha Rohana, Bandula Jayawanne, and Dineth Geethika have been arrested an remanded, in addition to the Former Provincial Council Memeber Amal Silva, and a Moratuwa Municipal worker over attacks on GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama.

A normal Monday morning on the 9th of May 2022, turned into a scene of chaos after pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees following a meeting chaired by then-Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The meeting at Temple Trees was organized by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Local Government Members Forum and saw hundreds in attendance.

Following this meeting, the pro-government supporters attacked the MynaGoGama protest site near Temple Trees and dismantled the camp.

Thereafter, they moved to the main protest site in Galle Face known as GotaGoGama and destroyed several tents, and assaulted peaceful protestors.

Sri Lanka Police, the Riot Police, Sri Lanka Army, and other law enforcement agencies were called in to control the situation and Sri Lanka Police eventually imposed an island-wide curfew to control the unrest

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