Former Minister G. L. Peiris was grilled for over three hours by the CID over his recent comments that the suicide jacket along with other explosives found in Chavakachcheri was to be transported to Wellawatte.
Peiris was accompanied by Parliamentarians Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena and Namal Rajapaksa to the CID.
Speaking to the media soon after giving his statement to the CID, Peiris said, “Even the Northern Province Governor, Reginald Cooray has said that he believes that President Maithripala Sirisena maybe the target, so what is more than that.”
Namal Rajapaksa, told the media that it has come to a point where even when people express their concern over the country’s national security, they are summoned to the CID. “This is yahapalanaya,” he said.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued today, defence secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi assured that he is fully committed and totally responsible to ensure the public’s security at all times.
“I cannot allow unwarranted publicity that will allow the general public to be driven to hysterical level of panic and fear which is unwarranted at this stage. On the other hand as a responsible defence secretary I have not diluted this particular incident to discourage our own defence experts from performing their legitimate duties,” he said.