VIDEO: UNP questions President’s visit to Belarus during Pillay’s arrival in SL
August 26, 2013 01:53 pm
The UNP questioned as to why President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Belarus during the visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay.
UNP General Secretary, MP Tissa Attanayake questioned as to why the President would schedule a visit to a country which is known as the last dictatorial state of the European Union during the visit of the UN High Commissioner.
Speaking at a press conference held in Colombo today (August 26) he said that it was wrong that the President ran away from the country without facing Navi Pillay.
He also spoke about the alleged robbery at journalist Mandana Abeywickrema’s home in Colombo, stating that it is suspicious that a group of robbers would remain at her house for so many hours.
Attanayake said that a robbery of this nature has never been reported in Sri Lanka while he commended the manner in which the police responded. He charged that the incident was an attack on the media.