VIDEO: What robber searches documents for over 2 hours? - JVP
August 25, 2013 04:44 pm
The JVP today charged that the only reasons Sri Lanka’s Police is unable to solve crimes carried out against journalists or media organizations is due to the government’s “direct” involvement in them.
JVP politburo member and parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake stated that the country’s police department is capable of solving any murder or incident which has caused controversy.
However, their inability to apprehend any suspect in connection to the threats on journalists, attacks on media institutions and journo murders, clearly indicates that the government is directly behind these incidents, he said.
He alleged that such threats, attacks and murders are being carried out under the government’s advice, support and involvement.
He stated that the nature of the break-in at Sunday Leader Associate Editor, Mandana Abeywickrema’s residence yesterday proves that it was much more than just a robbery.
He inquired as to why a group of robbers would spend over 2 hours searching through documents and other such things and waste time.
Five alleged burglars had broken into the house located in Dickman’s Road at around 2.00am yesterday, before clashing with police officers who had responded to a call received by the police emergency hotline.
Certain media reports had revealed that the suspects had searched for documents after breaking in and intended to kidnap Mrs. Abeywickrama, however the Police Spokesman rubbished these reports saying it was only an attempted armed robbery.
In every other incident the government has failed to find and arrest the culprits or avoided doing so. However, in this incident one certain individual has been killed and several others have been arrested, Dissanayake said.
He stated that now the entire history of these suspects such as their previous crimes and occupations, should be thoroughly investigated.
On the visit by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the MP said that Navanethem Pillay is not “coming” to Sri Lanka, she is being brought down by the government using a palanquin (Dolawa).
He charged that the action of the government has opened the door for the UN human right chief to carry out her agenda in the country.
Anura Kumara further said that the present government only exists by marketing patriotism and not by serving and helping the masses.
He said the country has a problem regarding “dictatorship rule” where from the Cabinet Minister to the average farmer, everyone is terrified.
People are afraid to even draw a cartoon or criticize Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Mahinda Rajapaksa, he said.