National Executive Council has made a unanimous decision to arrest former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in order to initiate the probe into the Avant Garde floating armoury.
The decision has been made last evening when the Executive Council convened and it has been pointed out that he needs to be arrested in order to probe the floating armoury that was raided at the Galle Habour. A decision is to be made once President Sirisena who is currently in UK returns to Sri Lanka.
However, the National Freedom Front Spokesman Mohammed Muzammil holding a press conference this morning objected to the decision made by the Council to arrest Gotabaya, claiming that they have no authority to make such a decision. He said that whether or not Gotabhaya should be arrested lies with the law enforcement authorities and added that it is the result of a foreign conspiracy.
It has been a few days since former Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader, Udaya Gammanpila spoke of a ‘conspiracy’ to arrest Gotabhaya and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile the Executive Council had also discussed the investigations intoinformation provided by Wele Suda and it had been decided that all those who maintained links with him should be arrested and the probes should be expedited.