By Colombo Telegraph -
A police complaint made only on Monday September 17, was nevertheless published in the Island even before the complaint had been officially recorded by officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department.
In a strange but revealing twist police sources confided to Colombo Telegraph that Sajin Vass Gunewardena the Coordinating Secretary to the President, Member of Parliament and Monitoring MP for the Ministry of External Affairs, who made a police complaint against the Sunday Leader and its recently sacked Editor Frederica Jansz alleging that a nutshell published in the newspaper last week could incite violence against President Mahinda Rajapaksa was published as a news item carrying Vass Gunewardena’s picture even before his statement had been recorded by police.
Vass Gunewardena’s statement was made to police only on Monday September 17. However the English language daily the Island which went to print Sunday night published a news item saying as much and quoting police spokesman Ajith Rohana on Monday September 17, even before before Vass Gunewardena’s complaint had been recorded.
Police sources confided that the complaint was manipulated and instigated not out of any genuine concern for the security of the President.
Police confided that Gunewardena has signed a copy of the said newspaper in the column called “Nutshells” dating his signature as Monday September 17, 2012. The day his statement was recorded by the CID.