CID informs Speaker of plan to question MPs over violence

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena of a plan to question a number of MPs over the recent violence at Galle Face and near Temple Trees.

The Attorney General (AG) had earlier directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest the suspects, including Members of Parliament (MP), accused of being involved in the mob violence on 9th May.

The AG has told the IGP to arrest the MPs, including former Minister Johnston Fernando, if there is sufficient evidence against them.

Among the suspects named by the AG are MPs Johnston Fernando, Sanath Nishantha, Sanjeeva Edirimanne and Milan Jayatilleke as well as Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province, Deshabandu Tennakoon and Dan Priyasad.

A mob led by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had gone on a rampage on 9th May, attacking peaceful demonstrators near Temple Trees and at Galle Face.

Angry supporters of those demonstrating at Galle Face had then taken to the streets and set fire to buses used by the SLPP mob.

They also set fire to other property belonging to SLPP MPs and supporters. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Nothing will happen to the MPs, because the big boss has disappeared for the time being and his name wasn’t mentioned. He will appear again once everything has cooled down. Certainly, they have become masters of deception by having decades of political experience. This is their legacy.

    If I am a leader, I won’t put them in jail and waste taxpayers’ money to feed, cloth, and shelter them but hang them within a monthly as Singapore does. I will also hang anyone who refuse to work, including religious leaders. Because they become bad example for children when it comes to hard work. I am happy to see them moving to India as Dalai Lama did. I rather lose a few than destroy the country in laziness.

    I would impose capital punishment for anyone who involves in corruption, including teachers who teach as little as possible at schools to earn from tuition classes. By doing so, teachers indirectly teach dishonesty to children by teaching less at schools to earn money from tuition classes. I consider this is far more punishable crime than drugs trafficking, rape or murder. Because they create dishonest generations.

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