Inquiries on Vijayakala’s statement concluded - OCPD informs court
August 10, 2018 11:22 am
The Organised Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) today informed court that inquiries on MP VIjayakala Maheswaran’s controversial statement regarding the LTTE have been concluded and that all report have been submitted to the Attorney General’s Department.
When the case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, the OCPD informed the court through a report that 59 statements have been recorded with regard to the incident from several individuals including 6 MPs and ministers, 14 state officers and 30 media personnel present during the event.
The police informed the court that all reports pertaining to the incident have been submitted to the AG and requested the court to fix a date for the next hearing until the further instructions of AG are issued.
Considering the requests, Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the case to be taken up again on October 19 and called for a report of progress of the investigations from the police.
Speaking during a state event held in Jaffna on July 2, former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran had said that the LTTE should be resurrected for the freedom of the Tamil people.
Maheswaran had resigned from her State Minister portfolio on July 5 following the backlash over the speech.