Hirunika condemns police for not arresting MalakaSeptember 13, 2012, 12:00 pm
By Madura Ranwala
Hirunika Premachandra, daughter of the late Presidential Advisor Baratha Lakshman Premachandra yesterday said she was concerned over the inability of the police to act impartially and enforce the law when it came to politicians’ sons.
A disgusted Hirunika said, "Despite the fact that we are close family friends and Malaka Aiya being a friend of mine for so long, as an ordinary citizen of this country, I feel the police should arrest him and the persons who were involved with him in the incident."
Asked by The Island what she thought of the failure on the part of the police to arrest Malaka Silva, she said, "I do not know what happened there and therefore there are two sides to the story, but the police should act responsibly to arrest the culprits and see that justice is done. The same is true of my father’s killing; the police have so far not apprehended those connected to that crime."
Hirunika also said, "I met Uncle Mervyn and his son Malaka at the exposition of the Kapilawastu Relics in Kelaniya. Malaka Aiya told me a different story the other day, but, whatever it may be, police should take action. In fact, we received VIP passes to pay homage to the relics on that day."
Meanwhile, acting Military Spokesman Brigadier G. V. Ravipriya said that a Court of inquiry had been appointed on the instruction of the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, to probe the incident that took place at Jaic Hilton involving two army officers.
He added that the inquiry was being held while the Major was being treated at the Army hospital in Narahenpita.
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