JVP & FSP condemn efforts to stifle protests

IGPs intel letter to Defence Sec: JVP & FSP condemn efforts to stifle protests

by Zulfick Farzan 04-07-2022 | 1:42 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st): The JVP and the Frontline Socialists Party have condemned a letter purportedly sent by the IGP to the Defence Secretary, that included intelligence related content.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the IGP had sent a letter to the Defence Secretary on the 27th of June 2022, stating that on the 5th and 6th of July a foreing intelligence service will attempt to detonate bombs in either the north or south, during the Black Tiger commemoration.

He said that the letter notes that it is attempted to blame the LTTE for these attacks, and that the VIPs in the north, and staff from foreign agencies have been told NOT to attend any event on those two days.

Dissanayake said the government must disclose to the country the information that it received, and how the information was received, and if not is this an attempt to suppress the dissent against the government.

He said that the letter also notes that the JVP and other opposition groups are attempting to launch attacks on politicians and MPs.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake said these attempts being made to curtail the people's protests agains the government.

He alleged the government rather than solving the issues in the country, is merely attempting to tarnish the various political movements through such petty efforts, or may be event wanting to create such a situation in the country.

Duminda Nagamuwa from the Frontline Socialist Party also speaking on the same letter to the Defence Secretary alleged that the government prepared such letters, and the government launches the said attacks mentioned in the letter.

He said following the next protest President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be forced to step down, and these measures are being taken to crackdown on protests.

Duminda Nagamuwa called on the people to rally against such attempts.

When Newsfirst inquired from Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Talduwa in this regard, he said that such a letter was forwarded by the IGP to the Defense Secretary.

He said such letters are usually forwarded to the Defence Ministry to verify authenticity on the information received.