Secretary to Public Security Ministry gives statement at CID

Secretary to Public Security Ministry gives statement at CID

May 23, 2022   01:00 pm

Secretary to Ministry of Public Security, Major General (Retd.) Jagath Alwis is currently recording a statement with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security had been summoned to give a statement in connection with the incidents of violence on May 09 at Galle Face and Kollupitiya. 

Speaking in parliament last week, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana has alleged that IGP C.D. Wickremaratne and Secretary to the Public Security Ministry, Maj. General (retd) Jagath Alwis had facilitated the 09 May unprovoked attack on anti-government protesters.

He has said that the IGP and the Secretary to the Public Security Ministry were responsible for the violence at Kollupitiya and Fort police areas which triggered violence in many parts of the country.

He claimed that it was them who had instructed Senior DIG Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon not to fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse the SLPP supporters who had attacked the peaceful protesters. 

Meanwhile the Inspector-General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne had also recorded a statement with the CID for nearly five hours on Saturday (21) regarding the incidents. 

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