19 June, 2024


Mahinda Samarasinghe Caught Lying About Sirisena’s Involvement In Nishantha Silva’s Transfer

UPFA Parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe, while addressing the ‘Cabinet briefing’ of the purported government, blatantly lied about President Maithripala Sirisena’s involvement in the attempt to transfer CID officer Nishantha Silva to the Negombo Police Division.

Samarasinghe said President Sirisena had no involvement in ordering the transfer of Silva who handled several high-profile CID investigations including the Lasantha Wickrematunge murder and the abductions and killings of 11 youth by a Navy gang.

However, a letter sent by IGP Pujith Jayasundara to Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando clearly stated that Nishantha Silva was to be transferred on the instructions of President Sirisena. Another letter sent by Director CID Senior DIG Ravi Seneviratne to the National Police Commission revealed that President Sirisena ordered the transfer of Silva after Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, a suspect in the Navy abductions case, fabricated false allegations against the CID officer at a security council meeting.

The move to transfer the CID finally proved to be futile as the National Police commission made a swift intervention and inquired from the IGP about the circumstances leading to the transfer of Nishantha Silva. Upon the Police Commission’s inquiry, IGP Pujith Jayasundara issued a backdated letter and withdrew the transfer of Silva.

Meanwhile, in another controversial move, IP Neomal Rangajeewa, who was arrested over the killings of prisoners during the Wlikada riots, has been reinstated in his position at the Police Narcotics Bureau. Police sources said the reinstatement had taken place following a recommendation by IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

The case against Rangajeewa is still being heard and he was released on bail recently.

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  • 42

    I think as the days go by Sirisena who lost his sarong, as he said he cannot work with Mahinda wearing a sarong, has lost his underwear as well by telling lies which is exposed in this letter. This is not the only lie he has told since Sept 26th. I do not know what else he is going to lose!

  • 14

    Sirisena should be impeached as he is president with UNP VOTES and now he has turned the whole results
    to his liking to the men who were rejected at the polls by the masses.

  • 4

    Admiral Vijegunaratne as we know you are very courageous senior officer in SLN where yo have shown your ability to defend country from brutal terrorists then. However your attempt to hinder the truth behind abduction of 11 Tamil youths cannot be accepted. And morally unethical. With the help of MR and MS don’t try to deviate your unethical interference to defend so called Inteliggence Officers and unofficial gangs (samanala gangs) operated during bloody war with LTTE during 2005 to 2009 and there after. As Secretory of Defence stated you have got information about IP Nishantha Silva regarding his involvement with LTTE. I guess you want to get rid from his mission to reveal the truth. For all MS/MR and Admiral RW truth will appear one day. Until that you can play your trump cards.

  • 10

    “Mahinda Samarasinghe Caught Lying…….” Aw, come on CT, don’t you know he is the ideal man for the job when big lies have to be told!

  • 9

    Mahinda Samarasinghe lying is no news. He has always been a congenital liar!

  • 3

    Not only Mahinda Samarasinghe, but Dayasiri Jatasekera too “Whit Washed” the President on this issue. Can anyone with some “Gray Matter” inside that piece of limb called “Head” believe an “Official” named IGP would specifically say: “As per the instructions of the President”. If, IGP did in fact say, “as instructed by President” without receiving it, then the President “cannot work with such an IGP” (as he said of Ranil W as PM). Same course of action necessary: Just REMOVE IGP and appoint a replacement. If on the other hand, IGP says “on instructions from the President” and the President “denies” – this President is a LIAR and he must GO. Unfortunately IGP cannot send him home; but the PEOPLE could do that and that must be DONE. In my opinion BOTH (the President & IGP) must GO, because they are not living up to the expectations of the People and the Laws of the country. Both of them are FAILURES.

  • 1

    president has lost his mind.Cannot remember his own instructions after 2 days.Further ground for impeachment in addition to setting the country on fire for getting a tokka on the head from ranil.

  • 0

    Do we have an MP who is truthful all the time?
    Every Lankan knows the answer. Then 10% of the time?

    Hmmmm..……Same answer. Then how about 1% of the time?

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