By Vyshnavy Velrajh
Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera was questioned by the Police today over a statement he had made saying Sri Lanka is not a Sinhalese Buddhist country.
Chairman of the Weligama Urban Council Rehan DW Jayawickreme told the Colombo Gazette that the former United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian had reportedly made the statement in Matara.
A complaint had been filed in this regard by State Minister Shehan Semasinghe and a monk from Matara, Jayawickreme said.
The Police had summoned the former Parliamentarian to record a statement over the complaint.
Samaraweera recorded a statement for nearly 1hr and 45 minutes at the office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Matara this morning, Jayawickreme said
Rehan Jayawickreme, a member of the Samagi Jana Balawegay (SJB), and a UNP member had accompanied Samaraweera to record the statement.
Jayawickreme said that this is the first instance in which members from both the UNP and SJB have extended support for the same cause. (Colombo Gazette)