Paskaralingam should be arrested before Gotabhaya - Bandula
November 27, 2017 05:46 pm
The LTTE Diaspora is the only group which can be pleased by the arrest of former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, says MP Bandula Gunawardane.
Addressing a Joint Opposition media briefing in Colombo today, he said that the present government is attempting to arrest Gotabhaya Rajapaksa driven by the needs of LTTE diaspora, but makes no attempt to arrest officers who took decisions regarding LTTE during the same time period.
“It is a commonly known fact that R. Paskaralingam actively supported LTTE to divide the country during 1980-1990 era. But he is currently working under the Prime Minister as a Financial Adviser,” he claimed.
“Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, is a national leader who rescued the country from LTTE. The attempts to arrest him without bail are solely due to the needs of the Diaspora,” the MP said.
He accused that the country would not have undergone any development if the terrorism still prevailed, and this arrest is being made due to the chargers levied against the UNP on Central Bank Bonk Scam
The governemt machinery have been inactive due to these threatnings and the Joint Opposition strongly condemns it, Gunawardane said.