Oct 17, 2017

Mahinda complains to AG over Namal’s statement

General Secretary of the UPFA Mahinda Amaraweera said he would complain to the Attorney General seeking an investigation into the statement made by MP- Namal Rajapaksa and group subsequent to being released on bail.

Of the group arrested over the protest held in Hambantota despite a Court Order, eight of them were released on bail yesterday.

The group had alleged that Minister Mahinda Amaraweera had sent a letter to the Courts objecting to them being granted bail.

Issuing a statement, Minister Amaraweera while refuting these allegations said it was the responsibility of the AG’s Office to investigate this said letter and its authenticity.

He said he had not sent any letter to Court objecting to the release of MP- Namal Rajapaksa nor anyone of that group.

In the statement Amaraweera further alleged that Namal Rajapaksa and group have been making numerous allegations during the recent past with the aim of tarnishing his reputation.