New CCTV footage has confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena’s son, Daham, was in fact at the Clique Night Club on the day of the attack and an officer of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) who was accompanying Daham, threatening the security guard at the club.
The CCTV footage, obtained from two different cameras shows Daham Sirisena in a checked shirt along with a group of friends, flanked by members of the PSD walking out of the night club, and a PSD member in a white shirt raising his hand and threatening a member of the club security after Daham’s group was refused entry to the club. This footage was prior to the attack.
The new video footage has surfaced amidst reports that President Sirisena has ordered for two separate investigations into the incident
Deputy Minister of Mass Media Karunaratne Paranavithane told a news conference at the Government information Department that Sirisena has ordered both the Sri Lanka Police and the Presidential Security Division to carry out investigations into the night club attack, which was allegedly orchestrated by Sirisena’s son.
Despite clear CCTV footage, no arrest have been made yet, and one of the victims, a guard who was severely assaulted and hospitalized has already made a statement to the effect that he is unable to identify any of his assailants. The venue manager of the club in a statement soon after the incident denied the reports that a VVIP son was present at the time of the incident.
The club is located on the sixth floor of the building, and according to sources, the venue manager was not present at the time of attack, which occurred on the ground floor. There have been several reports to the effect that clandestine moves are underway to cover up the incident with the PSD men asked to take the blame to safeguard Daham.
According to information received by Colombo Telegraph, Daham and a relative named Dias, a notorious character from Ganemulla, along with a group of Presidential Security Division Personnel were denied entry to the night club around 2 am on Saturday. They had then left and returned with poles and had initially hit one security guard on the head with a flower pot. Thereafter the mob went berserk smashing the glass panes at the entrance to the building. Some of the other night club revelers waiting to enter the night club had also been assaulted by the group.