Court briefed on investigation into Vijayakala’s statement
The Organized Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) has informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that further investigations will be carried out regarding the statement of former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaren regarding the LTTE.
The case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, today (20).
The police informed the court that they have obtained testimonies from nearly 40 individuals including government employees and media persons, who were presented at the event in which the former State Minister delivered the said statement.
A request has been made to the Speaker to grant permission to obtain testimonies from Vijayakala Maheswaran and other MPs, who had attended the event, the police further said.
Moreover, the police have requested the Department of Official Languages for an official translation of the statement in question and it is slated to be received within today.
Accordingly, Colombo Chief Magistrate ordered the case to be taken up again on August 10, and noticed the police to report the progress of investigations at the next hearing.
(Source: Ada Derana)
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This lady should be bought to books though she was taking to the gallery!
This woman ( encouraging a terrorist) should be put in jail with hard labour. This is not a joke. Are we going back to 1980 and 1990. Common, stop this terrorist ruining our country.
Hon Vijayakala has rights as a representative of the to air aspirations of the community.
JRJ’s suspension of the TULF from Parliament gave rise to emergence of the LTT.
The thing to note is that this lady is a member of a majority Sinhala Buddhist party.
The gist of her speech demonstrates the frustration of the Northern community.
Hon Palitha Thevarupperuma, a UNP MP, has been airing similar sentiments about the Govt lead by his own party; Palitha openly said that the Govt is a ‘eunuch’ being unable to provide disciplined Law and Order services.
What’s to be admired is that freedom of speech has been achieved.
Hon, Ganny Ibrahim, Hon Thewarapperuma never made any statement supporting any terror outfit. You say Hon Vijeyakala aired the frustration of Northern People. I have a question to you Hon Danny I’brahim; Did Hon Viyakala aired the frustration of the parents of that rabe victim in the North too.