‘Reveal political hands behind Teldeniya riot’

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka addressing the press conference. Pictures by Saman Sri Wedage

JHU General Secretary and Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday called on Police to reveal the names of politicians behind the violent acts in Teldeniya.

Addressing a press conference at the JHU Head Office in Battaramulla, the Minister implied that certain Parliamentarians were involved in spreading communal hatred.

“Some pointed finger at the JHU. Police have conducted a comprehensive investigation, and I urge Police to reveal the politicians behind the violent acts in Teldeniya. Reveal how an SLPP party member attended the funeral of Kumarasinghe and incited racial hatred. The majority of persons arrested by Police were pro-Rajapaksas. Police investigations have revealed that no JHU member was connected to this incident,” he said.

The Minister said that if Police do not reveal the names of politicians involved in the recent incident in Kandy, the JHU will expose them in time to come.

Deputy Minister Karunarathna Paranavithana, JHU President Ven. Hedigalle Wimalasara Thera and its National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe participated. 

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