CID summons UNP parliamentarian for inquiry

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 July 2007, 15:55 GMT]
Dr.Jayalath Jayawardene, parliamentarian of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) representing the Gampaha district in Western province, was summoned by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to its office Monday at about 1:00 p.m. to record his statement, sources in Colombo said.

Dr.Jayalath Jayawardene
The inquiry was related to Dr.Jayawarene's visit to Ki'linochchi and also about his involvement in political propaganda making allegations against the government regarding human rights violations.

Dr.Jayawardene was met at the entrance of Terrorism Intelligence Department(TID) by Tissa Attanayake, General Secretary of UNP, parliamentarians Ravi Karunanayake, Dayasiri Jeyasekera, John Amaratunge and Mano Ganeshan, Western Province People's Front (WPPF) leader, prior to being led inside for the investigations.

Speaking to the media, Dr.Jayawardene said "This investigation is being done to intimidate the parliamentarians who raise human rights violations. I will continue to expose the human rights violations of the government."

 

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