The secret behind vehement protest and criticism by Mahinda Rajapaksa minions of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna against the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing Easter Sunday attacks has been revealed. Colombo Telegraph learnt from sources close to Mahinda that desperate Sirisena has blackmailed Mahinda into withholding support to the PSC – threatening to move ahead with the high profile cases that Rajapaksas are directly implicated if they fail to discredit PSC hearings in the eyes of the public.
This information was confirmed yesterday when Attorney General Dappula de Livera requested the Acting IGP and the CID to expedite the cases related to the murders of Wasim Thajudeen, Lasantha Wickrematunge, abduction of 11 students and the murder of 11 NGO workers in Muttur.
The sudden interest expressed by Sirisena lackey Dappula into picking up pace of thee cases serve as warning signs to the Rajapaksas; if they don’t intensify their outcry against the PSC – the cases will be expedited, leading to possible prosecutions.
The notice sent by the AG to the IGP and CID notes the four cases should be expedited, as they had garnered significant public attention and that investigations into them must be conducted efficiently and competently. The notice further adds that all details including extracts of the documents should be forwarded to the AG.