UPFA claims ‘white van’ threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

UPFA claims ‘white van’ threat to Mahinda, Gotabaya

July 21, 2015   09:54 pm

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) claims that the recent arrest of three army personnel in a white-coloured van in Mirihana, can be considered as a threat to the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. 

Former Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris stated that Mirihana Police last night arrested a white-coloured van with fake number plates suspiciously roaming around in Mirihana, where the former President and his brother are currently residing at. 

Their intentions should be uncovered through a special investigation immediately, he said in a statement.  

He urged the IGP and Defence Secretary to investigate the matter without delay and to ensure the safety of the former President and the former Defence Secretary. 

The Military Police have launched an investigation in connection with the three army personnel who were arrested by the police.

“If proven guilty, these army personnel will face a punishment under the terms of the Sri Lanka Army Act, irrespective of their posts,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement today (21).

The police on Monday arrested the armed army soldiers in civvies who were travelling in the white-coloured van claiming to be attached to the personal security squad of a Major General.

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